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Excellent medieval cathedral with high crosses

Located very near the Burren Centre, access to the cathedral and grounds is free. There is plenty... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
bobjanh
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Brisbane, Australia
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Ancient cathedral and High Crosses

We visited the cathedral and old crosses after watching the very interesting and informative film... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Kate F
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Wexford, Ireland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 April 2008

Tucked away in a lane near the Burren Centre, Kilfenora Cathedral and the High Crosses are worth seeking out. The Cathedral has some fine carvings within its walls, and the High Crosses, which are now housed inside the building under a protective glass roof are...More

7  Thank Sarnia G
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 July 2014

There seem to be many interesting historic sites in Ireland and they vary dramatically in terms of preservation. This one has some interesting crosses and some good work has been done to preserve them. However, the cathedral is very small and there is not a...More

1  Thank Chris F
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

This was a little hard to find as the GPS had us turn off but it wasn't obvious where we were actually going so we stopped at a store and asked. I guess I was picturing these out in a field. They are actually in...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Lilfenora is today a sleepy little town, however this small ruined church was once a cathedral! Make sure you visit not only the church but the West Cross a few yards away. Well conserved by Ministry of Public Works.

Thank The_Baptist
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Gorgeous ruin of a medieval church, and the ancient high crosses are not to be missed. A very moving place. No charge for admittance, lots of signage. No need to spend a lot of time here, it's a must stop as you head to The...More

Thank lexmiller
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

It's free and well structured and displayed. The visitor's center has paid exhibitions and will answer any questions.

1  Thank André L
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Located very near the Burren Centre, access to the cathedral and grounds is free. There is plenty of information sign boards to make a visit worthwhile. Used the Burren Centre itself for morning coffee and cake ( catered for gluten free) and as an amenity...More

Thank bobjanh
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We visited the cathedral and old crosses after watching the very interesting and informative film of the area at the nearby Burren Centre in Kilfenora. The remains of the cathedral are worth seeing and the highlights are the ancient celtic crosses which have been well...More

1  Thank Kate F
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We were on a bus tour of the area and stopped here for a quick visit. There is no admission to visit this spot. They have a glass roof over the cross remnants to protect them from the elements. There is a sign to help...More

Thank ct-cruisers
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The crosses are definitely worth a visit. The setting is modest (with a glass ceiling that allows for light, but seems out of place). The Cathedral includes these early-Christian icons, but also the graves of recently departed residents of the area. This will be a...More

Thank too_few_trips_1
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This old cathedral is an interesting piece of history. It's no longer a diocesan cathedral and is partly ruined but it remains a consecrated church. It's an unusual mix of a Protestant cathedral with a Catholic graveyard around it. Worth a stop.

Thank GuyRopeTrip
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Interesting if you are into old Celtic crosses. Worth about 45 minutes and some good pictures. Not many tourists, so we almost had the place to ourselves.

Thank bradziker1
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