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I walked over to view the church before noon and got run over by about 50 girls in school uniform going in so I ran away.... I think they were having a function of some sort.

Thank Panman78
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this cathedral as we were walking around Kilkenny. This cathedral has a beautiful altar with lovely mosaics. Just stunning. Highly recommend visiting! There is no fee to enter.

Thank TravelIntl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another beautiful church in Ireland. We were able to spend some quiet time in this lovely church and lit a candle at the feet of Mary's statue.

Thank Doris D
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We were actually going to the cafe, which was amazing and would strongly recommend! The cathedral itself was very ordinary and nothing to special.

Thank mikejhager
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Its a surprise that the photos that aren't of St Mary's haven't been taken down, the principal photo and those of the ruins. The cathedral isn't one of the largest but certainly the alter is one of the most beautiful. The mosaic work and stained...More

Thank ChrisandMick60
Reviewed 18 September 2018

If you are a cathedral nut you will enjoy a short visit here. Beautiful mosaics, nice stone work. It's not Italian or French so set your expectations accordingly, if you do you will not be disappointed.

Thank Malone2
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Lots of restoration and a lot to go, but what has been preserved is impressive. The windows and mosaics are quite nice. Pleasant place to wander for 1/2 hour

Thank bonitabuffalo
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The vathedral was an unexpectant find whilst walking. Well preserved and free to enter. The stained glass windows are stunning.

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Unless you go fancy for neogothic style it might not be worth a visit: the mosaics on the ceiling are beautiful!

Thank erwin670
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We got confused at first and thought this was the Abbey, but once we went inside, we were really appreciative of the impressive architecture of this magnificent cathedral. Parking around the place is a mess though. Free.

Thank Nicole B
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