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St. Mary's Church of Ireland

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Wonderful Glass Windows

We enjoyed our brief visit to this church. The stained glass was very nice. I also love the wood... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Malone2
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Calgary, Canada
Welcoming to visitors!

Never visited a church more welcoming to the tourist. Loved their prayers designed especially for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Varcsix
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Waco, Texas
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The Church was built in 1870s on the site of former churches. It is thought to be the ancient site of the early churches from which the town gets its name "Church of the Sloes" in Irish is Cill Airne (Killarney). This church is noted for its...more
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Saint Mary's Church East Avenue Road Kenmare Place, Killarney V93 CD00, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our brief visit to this church. The stained glass was very nice. I also love the wood ceilings in these Irish churches. This was an enjoyable visit and I would say that if you are in the area and enjoy this type of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Never visited a church more welcoming to the tourist. Loved their prayers designed especially for those of us traveling in Ireland. A very spiritual moment for me. Their history and that of Ross Castle and Killarney is told as well. Church of the Sloes "Cill...More

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Rector-of-Killarney, General Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind words. It is good to know that you found it so inspiring; that encourages us to continue in the same vein to improve our welcome and outreach. Every blessing (gach beannacht) to you on your journeys both physical...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well preserved and decorated small church. Worth a pop in to visit and see in particular the well preserved stain glass windows.More

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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are particularly pleased you liked our stained glass windows. Most of them were installed in about 1880; they were gifted to the church by the Herbert family of Muckross House—whose patronage the church enjoyed—and particularly by Jane, Countess of...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Walking pass the church while visiting killarney and decided to go in It is very nice and we'll worth a visitMore

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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you very much for your review and your unplanned visit to our beautiful church. We open our doors to everyone who feels motivated to pop in and have a look. It often takes away people's breath to see the beautiful decoration inside. It is...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018

We enjoyed a beautiful concert performed by a community singing group from the San Diego area while we were in Killarney. The church is quite the perfect setting for a concert and we loved how warm and welcoming the Priest was when he spoke. The...More

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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thank you for your compliment; we try to make sure everyone feels welcomed. We've just installed new automated lighting; we normally have the main lights on during the concert so as not to disadvantage people who wish to follow the programme guide or those who...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018

This church is probably less visited than the cathedral in town but it is beautiful in its own right as well as very quiet and peaceful. Definitely stop in if you are walking by!More

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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

We haven't compared notes but, you'd have to take into account that not only is our church right next to the hotels, but it is often mistaken to be the Roman Catholic Church (aka the Cathedral). Everyone is welcome to stop in and have some...More

Reviewed 17 June 2018

We had the chance to listen to a very interesting concert / talk about the Irish harp and the classical harp. The content was very interesting and it made for a very special evening.More

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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit and our concert. Marina Cassidy is an exceptional artist with an amazing singing voice and great skill as a harper. We regularly invite her back. So if you're reading this review then go to our Facebook page for the upcoming...More

Reviewed 31 May 2018

Absolutely beautiful inside and extremely peaceful. You can't help but feel calm when inside. Definitely worth a visit.More

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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the sense of calm, peace and tranquility people feel when they come into our church. We like to think it's due to the great love we feel for our visitors and the centuries of prayer that have been...More

Reviewed 22 May 2018

Directly across the street from our Killarney Plaza Hotel, and it being just past mid-afternoon, St. Mary's commands a prominent 3-corner location. This was our visit upon checking into our room and receiving our bags from the bell staff. St. Mary's, not to be confused...More

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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you. As you say "a prominent location". This is the parish church of the Church of Ireland here in Killarney. The church is built on the ancient spiritual site in the heart of the community. An "anchor" location indeed; that reminds me of the...More

Reviewed 14 May 2018

We had the good fortune to be there for a free concert. A lovely church with unusual painted walls and caligraphy.More

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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

We welcome all visitors to our fund-raising concerts. Our concert season is picking up; during June we have 15 concerts scheduled. The calligraphy or sacred texts written around the edges of the walls are fine examples of the "Protestant" trend for decoration. It was a...More

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