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Ardfert Cathedral

Ardfert Cathedral
Ardfert,
Tralee,
Co. Kerry,
Ireland
Phone: +353 66 713-4711
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Local Information: Tralee, Co. Kerry

About Ardfert Cathedral

  • Ardfert Cathedral

A monastery was founded here by St. Brendan "The Navigator" in the 6th century. There are three medieval churches, an ogham stone and a number of early Christian and medieval grave slabs on the site today. The earliest building is the cathedral which dates from the 12th and 17th centuries. It has a fine Romanesque west doorway, a magnificent 13th century east window and a spectacular row of nine lancets in the south wall. Two effigies of ecclesiastical figures of late 13th - early 14th century date are mounted on either side of the east window. The battlements were added in the 15th century. The pre-12th century block of masonry is clearly visible in the north wall. One of the two smaller churches is a fine example of late Romanesque and the other is a plain 15th century structure with an interesting carving of a wyvern on one of the windows. Access for people with disabilities to exhibition area and viewing point.

Pictures and text courtesy of HeritageIreland.ie.

Ardfert Cathedral Map

Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact Ardfert Cathedral for directions and precise location prior to your visit.

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