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Address: Saint Brendan's Cathedral Barrack Street, Loughrea, Ireland

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A Must See!

One of the most beautiful cathedrals. The stain glass is amazing! I was fortunate enough to have been confirmed there in the early 70s. Still as beautiful as I remembered!

Reviewed 8 August 2016
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Chelmsford
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Chelmsford
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

One of the most beautiful cathedrals. The stain glass is amazing! I was fortunate enough to have been confirmed there in the early 70s. Still as beautiful as I remembered!

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Loughrea, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

When most people hear about the cathedral in loughrea , the stain glass windows are undoubtedly well worth their reputation but I think more emphasis should be placed on the quality of the carving at the tops of the marble columns & other arteas around the church

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Thank Mike D
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

Beautiful church with very impressive stain glass window's right in the town center. This is a must to visit if you are in Loughrea

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Thank Catherine R
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

lovely church with a lot beautiful stained glass windows, not a very big cathedral but worth looking at, it also has a museum in the grounds with interesting articles to look at

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Thank Monica O
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 18 May 2015

Plenty of parking and lovely grounds. You must see the staines glass windows, and the interior design. I doubt if we will ever see a Cathedral built to this specification ever again

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Thank Alan S
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 November 2014

St Brendan's Cathedral is a treasure trove of Celtic art which we natives can take for granted sometimes. The stained glass windows are spectacular, and if you take binoculars and look at them, they are spectacular! Other works include the marble work and the carvings.

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Thank GerBane
Damascus, Maryland, USA
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Reviewed 27 September 2014

Take a walk along the lakeside path in Loughrea. So much to enjoy and take-in. Well worth parking and enjoying!

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Thank Sclaireh
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We were fortunate in our visit to St. Brendan's Cathedral in that we met a gentleman inside who was kind enough to give us a brief run down on the Cathedral's history. We learnt a lot from him, including the fact that some of the stained glass is by Evie Hone. In fact the stained glass windows are amazing, and... More 

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Victoria
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Wow, the windows in this cathedral are fantastic. Really impressive and well worth a visit to see them.

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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Gorgeous little Cathedral - I think it's the smallest in Europe. What it lacks in size, it definately makes up for in beauty. The stained glass windows are breath-taking in their beauty and you could spend hours admiring them. Grounds of the cathedral are also very nice

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