Saint Brigid's Cathedral and Round Tower

Saint Brigid's Cathedral and Round Tower

Saint Brigid's Cathedral and Round Tower
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Tyra
Kildare, Ireland8 contributions
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An Anglican Cathedral in Catholic country. It is so misplaced, I visited and got the sense of injustice.
Written 7 July 2022
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Félim O
County Sligo, Ireland4 contributions
Take the time to visit here, very interesting history and it is in the center of the town and everyone was very helpful.
Written 13 June 2022
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Nessa S
Seaford, UK98 contributions
A steward outside the Cathedral gave a short talk about the area and was very kind. Inside the Cathedral were amazing artefacts, historical documents and stone carvings detailing the origins of Cill Dara - The Church of the Oak. If the guide is present, the views from the top of the Round Tower are definitely worth climbing. You begin with four receding steps, and then a series of long ladders (mind your head if you are tall), The top of the tower commands stunning views across the countryside around Kildare and the grounds of the Cathedral.
Written 12 June 2022
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Sam for Short
14 contributions
Solo
Gorgeous cathedral and the round tower is an amazing experience…climbing up 6 rungs of wooden ladders of varying lengths and steepness. Make sure you say your most charming hello to Paddy who has been manning the tower tours for 22 years - 7 days a week!
Written 31 May 2022
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@nhdsahjdhnf
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
Such a stunning church with a rich history. We visited here as part of a group visit to Kildare and we received such a warm welcome upon our arrival, We were shown around and received great historical insights into its long history.

I definitely recommend a visit here while in Kildare.
Written 24 April 2022
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JillyB5965
Worthing, UK125 contributions
Well worth a walk around. Was also able to pop in for a nosey around before the Sunday service started.
Written 7 April 2022
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SBSAnne
New York City, NY11 contributions
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Beautiful old church and grounds. Sunday service is open to all throughout the year. The gate is unlocked each day so visitors can walk around the grounds. Check their website for open hours to visitors daily from May to September. There is parking in front of the gate which was always full during my trip. The pay and display one just around the corner was very convenient and free on the weekends.
Written 3 November 2019
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Betty S
Huntsville, AL149 contributions
This cathedral is located in Kildare. We were the only ones touring the church. Very quiet & peaceful. Learned a great deal of history about St. Brigid. There are displays on view with a great deal of information. We opted not to do the round tower because of the many steps. If you are in Kildare, I would recommend visiting this place.
Written 14 October 2019
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Michael B
Bacup, UK181 contributions
In all my years around Kildare I never went to this place until now.
At 51 it was on my list to go up the tower and once up there the views are amazing. Glad I did it now and not in another 5 years as it is some climb and you know it once your there however, it was a great way to pass a few hours and recommend it if your passing.
Written 28 September 2019
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dgs602015
Pottstown, PA12 contributions
Saint Brigid's Cathedral and Round Tower was filled with history and located in the town of Kildare.
Written 24 September 2019
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