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Ardfert Cathedral

Ardfert, Ireland
+353 66 712 1288
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Interesting

This has been renovated in the last few years and it's a great job. Very interesting displays and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
311ATINA
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Limerick, Ireland
via mobile
A wonderful relic of Ireland's Catholic past

Ardtfert Cathedral is one of the best preserved of the hundreds of monasteries, churches and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Imelda49
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Colorado
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The remains of the city's striking 12th-century cathedral.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good57%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
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“walk around” (3 reviews)
“brendan” (8 reviews)
“graveyard” (5 reviews)
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Ardfert, Ireland
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+353 66 712 1288
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has been renovated in the last few years and it's a great job. Very interesting displays and the cathedral is steeped in history. If you are in the area be sure to visit.

Thank 311ATINA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ardtfert Cathedral is one of the best preserved of the hundreds of monasteries, churches and castles destroyed over hundreds of years by protestant revolutionaries in Ireland. This cathedral has a history over many centuries and parts of the buildings from the different eras are still...More

Thank Imelda49
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were the only ones when we toured and the OPW attendant was very kind to briefly walk us through the history before we took the tour. It held importance to me because it was important to Saint Brendan and the grounds and the cathedral...More

Thank Sandra H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The weather caused us to inadequately examine the cathedral. A friend with us filled in some of the background but could have done with more information on the spot.

Thank CMBernadette
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

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
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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
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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 Bryan S
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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
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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
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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
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The property is under Hertiage Ireland so I suggest you Google them for their phone & email details to put your question to them.
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