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Incredible building for such a small town great architectural details but crumbling now quite a bit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Margaret O
Very impressive church

This impressive church is almost of cathedral proportions in the middle of the small town of... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Kate F
Wexford, Ireland
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Church Street, Cahersiveen, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible building for such a small town great architectural details but crumbling now quite a bit which is a pity. Mass taking place when we visited which was lovely to attend and spoke with some people afterwards who were very friendly.

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

This impressive church is almost of cathedral proportions in the middle of the small town of Cahersiveen. It's a peaceful place with some interesting stained glass windows. There's a small number of graves surrounding the church, the most notable of which is that of Monsignor...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful churches that I have seen in Ireland. It situated in one of the most beautiful towns. This is a must see.

Thank Clinton C
Reviewed 23 July 2018

A very fine church with an interesting history which you can read about at The Old Barracks. When you walk in you are immediately filled with a sense of peace. A lovely place to pray, meditate or to just simply sit in stillness.

Thank Philomena S
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful stained glass. Be sure to visit the grave of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, located behind the church. He saved the lives of many Jews and Allied Prisoners-of-War during WW2.

Thank Franmol7
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Lovely cathedral to commemorate a great Irish hero, check mass times before a visit as entering during a service is rude, some tourists are unsure of this! Remains of Hugh O Flaherty are also here, a significant hero of the holocast. Dont need a tour,...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

In Cahersiveen, in the grounds of the O'Connell Memorial Church lies the grave of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty who organized an elaborate escape network for Allied POWs and civilians during WWII. He's credited for saving over 6,500 lives. We stopped inside the church briefly but there...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

The remains of Monsignor Hugh o Flaherty are resting In the graveyard and given what a heroic figure he was, this alone is a reason for paying homage here. The church itself is grand, like a cathedral with large columns and fine stained glass windows...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

4 bucks in to get a quick, informative, but valuable tour on the M.V.P. Irish history What the hell are you even doing in Kerry if this doesn't interest you?

Thank Darren G
Reviewed 9 May 2018

It’s just another boring Catholic Church with nothing of interest going for it, other than apparently it was build on the donations of emigrants to the US who sent money to the town to fund its building. It’s just a big imposing building in the...More

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Response from Maureen B | Reviewed this property |
Construction began in 1875 and first Mass was in 1902. This is the only church in Ireland not named after a saint but a lay person who was born in Cahersiveen 100 years previously. In the graveyard the grave of Mgr Hugh... More