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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

St. Flannan's Cathedral

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Limerick Road, Killaloe, Ireland
Phone Number:
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Kayak Killaloe
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 60 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 35
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
Worth a quick visit

We stopped in here while waiting for a river cruise. I think I've seen 20 historic churches and each one is a bit different. We had the place to ourselves and were surprised at... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cindy M
Northern Virginia, Virginia
Add Photo Write a Review

60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 55: English reviews
Northern Virginia, Virginia
Level Contributor
80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in here while waiting for a river cruise. I think I've seen 20 historic churches and each one is a bit different. We had the place to ourselves and were surprised at the history. The carved door is magnificent and the entryway has good info on the other relics. Doesn't take long to see it all so include... More 

Thank Cindy M
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Steeped in history, the cathedral is a must when visiting killaloe. Located right on the river and overlooking the twin town of ballina.

Thank berniguille
Deal, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
304 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Worth a visit for the sheer medieval feel. The space is quite stunning. The newer part of the cathedral is disappointing.

Thank peter_the_traveller4
Level Contributor
21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A stunning building in its own right, steeped in history and it is easy to step back in time and feel what it must have been like to attend the cathedral 100s of years ago. I heard the acoustics were amazing so was delighted to attend the Mná na hÉireann concert as part of the Kincora Traditional Music festival last... More 

Thank PaulaRoI
Clane, Ireland
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit inside. Even though it looked unopen from the outside it was actually open. Give it a try!

Thank Mdmcd
Monroe, New Jersey
Level Contributor
270 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a pretty, rather plain church. It does contain some interesting sites. We went to see the ogham stone. The old Irish writing is fascinating to us. There is an old cross and a beautiful window. The graveyard is rather overgrown and we did have difficultly finding an open door into the church.

Thank CCH1223
Killaloe, Ireland
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The Cathedral has impressive front doors that lead into a stone-floored open area that is often made available for community events. Separating this area from the body of the church is a barrier of beautiful rosette glass panels seen in the photo above. It also boasts a restored organ and a resounding bell in the bell tower both of which... More 

Thank Susanne M
Waterford, Ireland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Had an evening meal. The food was really tasty and very well cooked. The staff were so friendly and welcoming really enjoyed this.

Thank carmelneville72
Reigate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Graveyard a bit overgrown, however they are working on this. Cathedral itself was nice and had a old stone cross on display.

Thank R4therbeonabeach
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beautiful church with amazing history and an ancient church on its grounds to visit in the centre and top of a typical Irish town

Thank Shane O

Travellers who viewed St. Flannan's Cathedral also viewed

Killaloe, County Clare
Killaloe, County Clare

Been to St. Flannan's Cathedral? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from St. Flannan's Cathedral staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?