We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St. Brendan's Cathedral

Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 563 081
Review Highlights
Holy Stop

Visited St Brendans a few weeks ago.As with all churches the outside layout is fairly... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Liam p
Youghal, Ireland
Arts & Crafts speciality

The stained glass in this building needs to be seen in bright sunlight, it is spectacular. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Loughrea, Ireland
Read all 28 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 563 081
Write a Review
Reviews (28)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Visited St Brendans a few weeks ago.As with all churches the outside layout is fairly standard.However the interior is beautifully fitted out and the only regret I had was I had too little time in this magnificent building.However I hope to rectify the situation on...More

1  Thank Liam p
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The stained glass in this building needs to be seen in bright sunlight, it is spectacular. It is not a particularly large building but what it lacks in size it makes up for in quality. Definitely worth a detour to see this and Loughrea town.

1  Thank pullensinkilrickle
Reviewed 19 February 2017

St Brendan's exterior is nothing special but the stained glass windows and the stations of the cross paintings are well worth a visit. Really there should be much more publicity about the windows.

1  Thank Liskeenan
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Very old and intresed place read the history you will be surprised raging the museum was closed but still worth the vist

Thank cazcazsmith
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A bit steep to walk up to,but well worth the effort.Lovely,clean exterior.Fantastc view from the top of the steps.

Thank BreconEmily
Reviewed 8 October 2016

St. Brendan's is one of the most beautiful cathedrals I've seen in my travels. The stained glass is magnificent and includes works by Michael Healy, my second favorite stained glass artist after Harry Clarke. The stained glass behind the altar and in the rose window...More

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This cathedral is one of the finest in the West of Ireland. While most people focus on the stunning stained glass, the marble is almost as stunning. Well worth stopping off. No fees.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This was a lovely surprise, we found it wandering around Loughrea. It's really beautiful and the stained glass is stunning, so detailed. Well worth a visit.

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We went to St Brendan's Cathedral for a wedding. It's a very beautiful space with fabulous stonework and stained glass windows - well worth a visit if you're in Loughrae

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 16 September 2015

This cathedral is a feast for the eyes and the spirit. The sanctuary is a wonderful combination of the old Latin rite placement of the altar and the post-Vatican II changes. The stained glass windows are magnificent portraying familiar religious scenes. The marble on the...More

1  Thank Ann M W
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from St. Brendan's Cathedral staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines