Kilfenora Cathedral

St. FachtnanThis famed Cathedral was dedicated to St. Fachtnan and built in about 1189 on the site of an early monastery.

Not only has Kilfenora it’s own medieval Cathedral but can also claim the Pope as it’s Bishop. (The Cathedral is adjacent to The Burren Centre).




Kilfenora Cathedral Window

The Cathedral is of architectural interest and contains some fine carvings, on grave slabs and on windows and doorways in the form of stone heads.


Kilfenora, known as “the city of the Seven Crosses”, boasts one of the greatest concentrations of high crosses in Ireland, including the famed “Doorty Cross“.


Kilfenora History

St Fachtnan's Cathedral Kilfenore

Kilfenora’s Irish name: Cill Fhionnurach translated means Church of the fair white brow.

South East of the town is Cross Hill where, as the name suggests, stood one of Kilfenora’s seven High Crosses.




Conservation and PreservationThe Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands allocated funding to ensure the continued conservation and preservation of the Cathedral, Crosses and Cemetery.

In future more information will be available for visitors concerning the Cathedral and Crosses within the roofed section.