Churches, Abbeys and Monasteries

Churches, Abbeys and Monasteries

Ardfert Cathedral


Republic of Ireland

In the 6th century, St Brendan The Navigator founded a monastery at this site near Tralee in County Kerry. Today, visitors can see three medieval churches, an ogham stone, and a number of early Christian and medieval grave slabs.

The oldest building is the cathedral, which dates from the 12th to the 17th centuries. It has a Romanesque west doorway, a magnificent 13th-century east window and a spectacular row of nine lancets in the south wall. One of the two smaller churches is a fine example of the late Romanesque style and the other is a plain 15th-century structure with interesting carvings.

Additional FeaturesSHOW
Admission Prices

Adult: €4.00 Senior/Group: €4.00 Child/Student: €3.00 Family: €13.00

Things To Do Nearby

Summer festivals
email icon Facebook logo Twitter logo Google+ logo LinkedIn logo Pinterest logo