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Saint Brigid's Cathedral and Round Tower

Saint Brigid's Cathedral and Round Tower Market Square, Kildare, Ireland
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The highlight of Kildare

The sanctuary of the church was beautiful and they had instructive poster boards with information... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
crlgarrett
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Houston, Texas
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Medieval fair

We went on a rainy Sunday to Kildare to try out the medieval fair for the second time. Last time it... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Mary H
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Saint Brigid's Cathedral and Round Tower Market Square, Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The sanctuary of the church was beautiful and they had instructive poster boards with information regarding St. Brigid, Christianity in Ireland, and the pagan Celtic beliefs. The West Window is a remarkable stained glass window in three panels. Paddy was just closing up the round...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We went on a rainy Sunday to Kildare to try out the medieval fair for the second time. Last time it was raining also, but the good humour of the volunteers should be shared more extensively. About 2000 people milled around visiting the cathedral, tower...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Spent a good part of an our here taking pictures and touring.As it is getting darkr out some images pf the celtic cross tombstones come out with a very eerie type finish.Lots to look out here,interesting carvings and stain glass.The round tower to to high...More

Thank ChALUTCH
Reviewed 19 July 2017

There is an entry charge of €2 for students an OAPs. It is a very exciting experience because the staircase does not comply with normal health and safety standards- and is unsuitable for the elderly, the very young, and the obese. The tower is hairy...More

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 18 July 2017

A wonderful spot in the beautiful town, Kildare. The Cathedral is full of beautiful stained glass and St. Brigid history. One of the highlights is Paddy at the Round Tower. He was so informative, he brought the place alive with history.

Thank Lor1st52
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We saw the round tower from the nearby National Stud Farm & Gardens & found our way over. 105 feet climb to top of the tower! The views were amazing. This place is not to be missed. Only 30 minutes from Dublin. The church is...More

Thank soonerlegend
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Our tour guide took us here so we could get an up-close view of one of the round towers. It was amazing! So tall and they only used ladders to get to the top.

Thank RachelM1019
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Went after hours to see it and the metal gate was locked so we could only view it from there. It looks well maintained from the exterior.

Thank Cristina S
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Easy to get there, nice walk, beautiful church inside, great pictures from there You will not pay 2 euros in order to be into the church, it is lovely

Thank araceli s
Reviewed 22 June 2017

visited cathedral and round tower while on holiday. lovely historic building and friendly knowledgeable guide at tower, which is well worth climbing for the amazing views

Thank stu992015
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