Saints and Stones: Kilfenora Cathedral (Cill Fhionnurach)
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Kilfenora was the site of an important early monastic settlement. St. Fachtnan founded an abbey here in the late 6th Century. Kilfenora gained the title "City of the Crosses," a reference to the high crosses within or near the cathedral.

Built in 1189 A.D., Kilfenora Cathedral is dedicated to St. Fachtnan. The Cathedral contains a number of interesting carvings on grave slabs, windows, and doorways. The Cathedral is particularly known for its numerous high crosses, which today are, with one exception, displayed in the roofed north chapel in the cathedral. The most famous high cross is the 12th Century Doorty Cross.

About Kilfenora Cathedral (Cill Fhionnurach)

Clare County Library: Kilfenora Cathedral
Clare County Library: The Stone Crosses of Kilfenora
Irish Antiquities: Kilfenora Church and Crosses
Wikipedia: Kilfenora
Wikipedia: High Crosses

Journey to Kilfenora Cathedral (Cill Fhionnurach)

Kilfenora Cathedral and its famous high crosses are located on the R476 in the town of Kilfenora next to the Burren Centre in County Clare, Ireland.

Ordnance Survey Map (R183940)

Visitors Information

Visitors information may be found at the geograph.ie website. General tourist information may be found at the Ireland Midwest Online website.

Additional Photos of Kilfenora Cathedral (Cill Fhionnurach)

Descriptive Sign for Kilfenora Cathedral and High Crosses
Kilfenora Cathedral
Tomb Effigy in Kilfenora Cathedral
Tomb Effigy in Kilfenora Cathedral
Tombstone Effigy in Kilfenora Cathedral
East Window in Kilfenora Cathedral
East Window in Kilfenora Cathedral
Figures of Clerics on Capital in Kilfenora Cathedral
Stone Head Above Window Arch in Kilfenora Cathedral
Doorty Cross, Kilfenora Cathedral
Top Portion of Doorty Cross, Kilfenora Cathedral
Reverse Side of the Doorty Cross, Kilfenora Cathedral
West Front, Kilfenora Cathedral

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