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Holy Cross church was built in 1819 and enlarged in 1876. It is about a block or 2 from the center... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2019
Marlton, New Jersey

While staying in Kenmare, we attended Saturday evening mass. The architecture is stunning and the... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 11 February 2019

Holy Cross church was built in 1819 and enlarged in 1876. It is about a block or 2 from the center of the town. The inside has arched columns with a wood lattice ceiling and fancy wooden balcony at the back of the church for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Built in 1864 this Catholic Church is a small classically designed church. The interior has some of the features you can still enjoy - the windows, the wooden interior, the the carved alter. A quiet spot that seems to be open during most days. And...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

While staying in Kenmare, we attended Saturday evening mass. The architecture is stunning and the clergy hospitable. The detail inside is interesting, the stained glass windows are beautiful and well worth the short walk from the town center.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Gorgeous church. Walk in and look up. The ceiling work is dark wood, carved in Bavaria and lined with angels. The marble altar is gorgeous, the stained glass windows brilliant and inspiring.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank William G
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Gorgeous architecture and lovely stained glass windows. It's just a short walk away from the main crossroads. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

A pleasant church to sit and speak quietly to whomever your God is! The stained glass window behind the altar is beautiful as are the stations of the cross.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I was really looking forward to seeing the inside of the church and the cherub ceiling. Although there was construction going on in the back of the Church we thought we could tour. We went there twice and it was not open either time. There...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Holy Cross Church is a rare gem in Ireland. It was built in the 1800s but looks fresh and well-kept. The interior has not been gutted to make it modern which is what sets this church apart from so many others in the country. The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Imelda49
Reviewed 28 November 2017

The Holy Cross Catholic Church is near the centre of the town of Kenmare. There is a lovely large stained glass window at the front of the church and ornate woodwork on its ceiling. Look for the large wooden angels on the ceiling, apparently carved...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We generally don't bother with religious sites but actually enjoyed walking through this church. During the potato famine the nuns taught girls how to make lace so that they could earn some money. Examples are on view at the lace museum next to the tourist...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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