St. Mary's Cathedral

St. Mary’s Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Kerry and is home to the tallest spire on a church in all of Ireland. The Cathedral opened in 1855 and was built by Augustus Welby Pugin while the spire was built by Irish architects Ashlin and Coleman who designed the Cobh spire which coincidently is the highest spire in Ireland due to the church being on a hill while the spire on St. Mary’s Cathedral is the tallest spire in all of Ireland.


The cathedral is basically unmissable when visiting Killarney as it towers over the town and can be seen from all around. The interior of the cathedral is filled with amazing designs such as the stained-glass windows.


We highly recommend a visit to St. Mary’s Cathedral even if it is to just view the exterior as it is breath taking. 


Nearby Sights/Walks

Ross Castle


Killarney Town