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This Cathedral is very interesting and well worth seeing. Its location is in the centre of Kildare... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
County Kildare, Ireland
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Beautiful cathedral. Had hoped to climb round tower but unfortunately it didn't open til the... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Springfield, Oregon
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Saint Brigid's Cathedral and Round Tower Market Square, Kildare, Ireland
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

I do not write reviews but just had to. Thank you soooo much to Tom in the information Centre in kildare town today,when we visited, 13/12/2017. This was the best experience ever in my many travels. Tom was most knowledgeable about the cathedral and local...More

3  Thank Maura M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 November 2014

This is actually a cathedral and is listed on Trip Advisor under St. Brigid's Cathedral. St Brigid's Cathedral. Oh dear. It's in the hands of the Church of Ireland (Anglican) and quite frankly they couldn't have been more disrespectful/condescending/arrogant/dismissive if they had tried. Brighde/ Brigid,...More

16  Thank Caitlin M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Cathedral is very interesting and well worth seeing. Its location is in the centre of Kildare town.

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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Beautiful cathedral. Had hoped to climb round tower but unfortunately it didn't open til the afternoon on the Sunday I visited. So much history. Recommend you visit.

Thank BoundforItaly
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is one of the few round towers in the country that you can actually enter and climb. It takes a little bit of effort but is well worth it. I think it was like EU10 or something like that. A local chap sat at...More

1  Thank jeremydbrooks
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

This is a nice cathedral, with exhibits about Ireland’s history inside. The graveyard is lovely with the remains of a fire temple. The round tower is impressive, one of only a couple you can go into and climb. The view from the top is spectacular...More

Thank feralglow
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Really enjoyed the Cathedral, though it is almost an entirely restored (not original) building. Very peaceful, and the rebuilt fire pit is a unique touch. Definitely worth seeing if you're in Kildare. I did not climb the tower, as I have a problem with heights....More

Thank Shariann L
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

If your at Kildare village or at Japanese gardens I would recommend popping down to see this place is very nice and cheap wouldn’t go out of my way but if your close well worth a look.

Thank DarrenHeffernan
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Arrived here 0930 Sun after driving from Dublin Airport and a must see location. Everything was locked up but eventually the outer gate was opened and the opportunity to walk the grounds enjoyed. The round tower was good but the Cathedral was superb. A haven...More

Thank KHreviewer
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Plan to visit well before closing at 5.00pm. The cathedral is beautiful, peaceful & cool on a hot day! It was good to see a plan of how things may have been in early times. Outside the main entrance, make sure you put your right...More

1  Thank kirstine2013
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This is a stunning Cathedral. The Cathedral is beautiful and you can feel the calm and serenity of the Catholic faith. This is a must see.

Thank clintonc536
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

I was expecting more. It's truly not as good as u think it's going to be. The tower is not as big as expected either

Thank Natasha H
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29 June 2018|
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Response from DarrenHeffernan |
It’s a 10 minutes walk or €5 euro for a taxi it’s lovely spot would recommend