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Church of Saints Peter & Paul, Athlone

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Don't miss the Harry Clarke Studio windows

These windows are remarkable for their detail, their beauty, their colour. Every time I drive... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Vincent D
Beautiful church in an impressive setting

This church looks large from the outside, but it is massive when you see the interior. It is a... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
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8/10 Barrack Street, Athlone, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

These windows are remarkable for their detail, their beauty, their colour. Every time I drive through Athlone, i drop in for a visual feast. They were not designed by Harry himself, but he would thoroughly approve.

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This church looks large from the outside, but it is massive when you see the interior. It is a basilica in form with a combination of Romanesque and Classical architectural features. It's beauty is in its simplicity. It is grand enough to be a house...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We found the Church of Saints Peter and Paul to be beautiful and peaceful. This is definitely a place to come find some quiet in your soul.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

One to visit when you are in Athlone. A warm friendly atmosphere in the middle of Athlone, a feeling one would not normally get in a church. Take time to drop in on your next visit.

Thank Seán H
Reviewed 26 February 2018

This church is known as the SS (steamship or saints) Peter and Paul. Possibly because it looks like a paddle steamer on the river. The architectural modelling of the church is very interesting, and it is beautifully lit up at night. Internally there are leaded...More

1  Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The six Harry Clarke stained glass windows from his Dublin studio are probably the highlight of this church , of a rather dull building.

2  Thank R G
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This fine parish church is often mistaken for a cathedral and indeed in terms of its size and architecture it would certainly fit the bill as a cathedral but the cathedral for the diocese of Elphin is located in Sligo. The church was completed 80...More

Thank Gearoid O O
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I visited the church recently and found that the stain glass is stunning.It is only about two minutes from the main street in Athlone.It was free and is across the road from Athlone castle which is on the river .I think that you will find...More

Thank patrick l
Reviewed 13 October 2017

If you are in Athlone a must see. A very welcoming place with all the hustle and bustle of the town its nice to spend a quiet time there.

Thank Kieransaga1
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We stopped in to visit this magnificent landmark in Athlone. Beautiful. We didn't catch a mass this time around, but the stroll through was worth the time.

Thank Deborah-AnnB
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