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Ardfert Cathedral

Ardfert, Ireland
+353 66 712 1288
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Excellent with free entry

We stayed in the village so walked to this lovely old ruins of a cathedral. The beginnings of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Prague, Czech Republic
Worth Going Out of Your Way a Bit to See It

One of the few standing cathedrals you will find that is largely intact except for its roof. Many... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
West Lafayette, Indiana
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The remains of the city's striking 12th-century cathedral.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good57%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
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Ardfert, Ireland
+353 66 712 1288
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the village so walked to this lovely old ruins of a cathedral. The beginnings of the cathedral date to 1117. There is also a graveyard on the grounds which is used till now.

Thank Janulik
Reviewed 15 June 2017

One of the few standing cathedrals you will find that is largely intact except for its roof. Many photographic angles. Worth the drive if you like cathedrals and photography. No fee, unless you go into the visitors' center.

Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Said to have been important to St Brendan. A little inaccessible but worth the effort. Easy parking in the nearby roads. Free to walk around but the is a small museum that we did not visit because of time limits. Very interesting architectural detail and...More

Thank p0rtzed
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I would not travel a long way out of my way to visit the site, but if you are travelling in the area its worth walking the grounds. We found the cemetery particularly interesting

Thank Marc T
Reviewed 23 May 2017

At only 4 euros for seniors (free with an English Heritage card) a visit is good value, particularly as it includes a very good briefing on the history of the cathedral and what is left to be seen. The remaining walls have been well preserved...More

Thank Roganroy
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Free to walk around and an interesting ruin that was built on an existing monastery site where St Brendan the Navigator was taught there is an associated monastery site on the other side of the village. Very good place to photograph in the evening light

Thank kerry_camino
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The most striking thing about this place, other than its beauty, is the contrast between the size of the cathedral and the town its located in. The cathedral dates back to the 12th century and is now largely in ruins although the graveyard is still...More

3  Thank French_James
Reviewed 24 September 2016

These ancient ruins are worth a quick visit if you're in the area. There is some impressive architecture to see in what is left of the cathedral. There is also an adjacent ruin of a smaller building and a roofed building completes the complex. There's...More

1  Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

A number is interesting historical stories are listed beyond just seeing the old buildings. A very nice stop. Note that if it is raining the main cathedral has no roof so you see it in the rain.

1  Thank Wombat1969mn
Reviewed 7 August 2016

There are a lot of these on the OPW heritage plan. The staff are great and the cathedral is very interesting. It is a quiet and contemplative site that is one of my favorite catherdral ruins in Ireland.

1  Thank James W
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Bushra R
26 August 2017|
Response from Roganroy | Reviewed this property |
The property is under Hertiage Ireland so I suggest you Google them for their phone & email details to put your question to them.