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Well Worth the Visit

What an experience when one walks into this magnificent building. The architecture, stain glass... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
HIstoric Friary with a wonderful Mass

I loved this church, the Mass was relevant and timely even for us as Americans visiting. It lasted... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

What an experience when one walks into this magnificent building. The architecture, stain glass windows and setting have a calming effect. Its silence allows you to listen. Well worth a break from all that shopping.

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

I loved this church, the Mass was relevant and timely even for us as Americans visiting. It lasted about 40 minutes. The church is beautiful and historic worth a visit if you are interested in church architecture and art.

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This is a remarkably beautiful church inside. It was peaceful and serene. And the altar area is a magnificent piece of art. It's well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful church. It was a great place to sit and take in its beauty. The alter and stained glass are beautiful.

1  Thank lisamarieclarktx
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Even though this church is very old, it is still in use and it is amazingly beautiful. We have visited so many churches in Ireland and find most of them rather stark. The wall behind the altar (the reredos) of this church is completely carved...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

An absolutely gorgeous Church. We got there just as a Novitiate was locking up, but he allowed us to go in and have a quick look around. The stained glass was beautiful. Very ornate altar & side altar. Wish I had more time to take...More

1  Thank tnslp
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The Friary is worth a quick stop to say a short prayer and/or appreciate the stained glass windows & architecture. It's across the street from a shopping mall referred to as an "outlet." Neither will require much time.

1  Thank JKorW
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Well worth a visit, very beautiful and a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the town. Nice place to get mass cards in the Friary. Close to the train station so very central.

Thank MsIreland2
Reviewed 16 August 2017

A visit on the Feast of the Assumption renews ones faith in the Church in these difficult times. The priest was welcoming and made us all feel special. I will return.

Thank Seán H
Reviewed 19 June 2017

A very quaint and warm atmosphere for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on our visit to Killarney, Ireland! Thank-you parishoners!

Thank Janet K
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