Saint Mary's Cathedral Killarney Ireland
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Saint Mary's Cathedral Killarney Ireland

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The Saint Mary's Cathedral is a Gothic Revival church in Killarney, Ireland, built between 1842 and 1855 and it is considered the most important and beautiful  Neo Gothic church in Ireland.

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