St Marys Cathedral Killarney | Cathedrals Kerry

St Marys Cathedral Killarney | Cathedrals Kerry

Killarney is famed throughout the world for its scenic landscape. With stunning mountain range and lakes. Rising above Killarney town is St Marys Cathedral Killarney – the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, better known as St Mary’s Cathedral.

St Marys Cathedral Killarney was commissioned in 1840 by local fundraising committee. Pugin gained inspiration from the ruins of the ancient Ardfert Cathedral which is particularly evident in the slender triple lancets in the east and west walls. Despite having to make funding appeals across Ireland and the US, the foundations were laid in 1842. Construction then ceased for five years in 1848 due to the Great Famine. 1853 construction once again resumed. Separately, architects Ashlin and Coleman from Dublin constructed the nave and spire. Following two years, the cathedral was debt free despite the costs rising to £20,000, significantly complete and ready to welcome those of worship.


Cathedral Address

New St, Inch, Killarney, Co. Kerry 

 

St Marys Cathedral Killarney | Cathedrals Kerry