St Mary's Cathedral

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  • Address: James's Street, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +353-567721253
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

St. Mary’s is a Roman Catholic cathedral for the Diocese of Ossory. Designed by William Deane Butler, the church is one of the most magnificent churches in Kilkenny. The beautiful arches with magnanimous structures are sure to make you wonder on the times gone by.

The highlights include:

  • Early English Gothic architecture

Don’t miss out on the fabulous ceiling work which is sure to leave you speechless. Take a walk in the cathedral to marvel its marvelous color-scheme, artistic pieces, stained glasses and elegant structures. Sitting in the cathedral is akin to watching a fictional movie set.

Tourists love to spend evenings here as the low light adds to the cathedral’s charm.

St Mary's Cathedral Travel Tips

  • Do visit the nearby Black Abbey.
  • Renting a bike/bicycle here is preferred. Taxis are available too.

St Mary's Cathedral Hours

  • Mass Timings: Sunday- 10.00 am, 11.00 am and 5.30 pm.
  • Weekdays- 9.00 am.

How to Reach St Mary's Cathedral

  • Bus: Buses from Rose-Inn Street are available.

  • The Cathedral has a cosy Tearoom in its premises.
  • Kilkenny Cafe

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  • St Mary's Cathedral Address: James's Street, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
  • St Mary's Cathedral Contact Number: +353-567721253
  • St Mary's Cathedral Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit St Mary's Cathedral(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit St Mary's Cathedral: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 52.27% of people who visit Kilkenny include St Mary's Cathedral in their plan

  • 38.24% of people start their St Mary's Cathedral visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see St Mary's Cathedral

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

87.65% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St Mary's Cathedral

People normally club together St. Canice Cathedral and The Tholsel while planning their visit to St Mary's Cathedral.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

St Mary's Cathedral Reviews & Ratings

  • Great site to visit, be careful if you have a disability from America as the on street parking attendants will ticket you. If you park in the church yard its better

  • Fabulous building. Filthy even under the seats. The dirt could be seen. The seats were grotty. Attended my nephews wedding here. The lighting over the altar area in particular was so poor with many bulbs not working. The stonework of the walls is crying out for cleaning. I love buildings of this nature. There must be no proper committee running the functioning of this cathedral. I Love the structure and architecture * Simply filthy

  • Very nice. Serene. Gorgeous stained glass windows. I’m not even Catholic and donated to the restoration.

  • A very beautiful Cathedral fullstop looks it's age and they are trying to raise money for refurbishment. Very serene and special.

  • Historical place fantastic history and a prayer never is wasted

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