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33a. Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare - Part 1 The Village

 

 

 

 

 

The village of Kilfenora is set in the gently rolling limestone farmland - Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

The village of Kilfenora is set in the gently rolling limestone farmland of the Burren, Co. Clare

 

Main street - Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland Vaughan's traditional music pub - Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

Kilfenora is basically a one street village of traditionally colourful houses, many are often brightly painted as are most of the shops. There is an informative Burren Centre ('The Gateway to the Burren') and the several pubs-bars which are great venues for traditional Irish music ....

Vaughan's traditional music pub & set dancing barn - Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland Vaughan's traditional music pub & set dancing barn - Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

.... and a great night was had by all courtesy of the local band of musicians.

Linnane's Pub - Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland Nagles Pub - Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

Linnane's Bar and Nagles Pub in the main street.

 

The Burren Information Centre in the village of Kilfenora. - Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland The Burren Information Centre in the village of Kilfenora. - Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

The Burren Information Centre in the village of Kilfenora with good displays on the geology, geography, history, archaeology and the flora & fauna of the wonderful limestone country of The Burren through the aid of a landscape model and a homely tearoom as well. The Burren Centre is next to St Fachtnan's Cathedral.

 

St Fachtna's Catholic Church - Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland statue of St Anthony - Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

Kilfenora St Fachtna's Catholic Church (built 1840) and the statue of St Anthony who seem to bring us good luck over some lost car keys!

 

Ballybreen House is a friendly and hospitable bed and breakfast, just outside the village of Kilfenora and set in the gently rolling farmland of the Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland.

St. Fachtnan's Cathedral and ancient crosses are worth a visit in the village of Kilfenora, before the evening entertainment begins.

The gently rolling limestone farmland of the Burren, County Clare, Ireland

Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland: Griffeys Ballybreen House (B&B) is a really good and friendly hospitable bed and breakfast, just west, and outside of the village of Kilfenora, set in the gently rolling limestone farmland of the Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland. St. Fachtnan's Cathedral and ancient crosses are worth a visit in the village of Kilfenora, before the evening feasting and entertainment begins (see below).

Vaughan's pub-bar provides good food and traditional Irish Music in the village of Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland. Next to it is an independent hostel for budget accommodation (red building).

Kilfenora is basically a one street village including the informative Burren Centre.

By the pub is Vaughan's  set dancing barn, well used by local musicians and dancers. Kilfenora is basically a one street village BUT 'The Home of Ceili Music' - Kilfenora, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland

Vaughan's pub-bar provides good food and traditional Irish Music in the village of Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland. By the pub is Vaughan's  set dancing barn, well used by local musicians and dancers. Next to Vaughan's bar is an independent hostel for budget accommodation (red building). Kilfenora is basically a one street village and 'The Home of Ceili Music' or at least the Kilfenora Ceilidh Band!

Linnane's Bar and Kitty's Corner for tradional music and home cooking, Kilfenora, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland

Nagles Traditional Lounge Bar (combined with Nagle's Ladies and Gents outfitters!), Kilfenora, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland

Not too far away from Kilfenora is the famous Poulnabrone Dolmen, on the limestone pavement of the Burren, just off the road to Ballyvaughan, well worth a tourist visit.

Two other pubs-bars are traditional Irish music venues. Linnane's Pub (Kitty's Corner for traditional music and home cooking!) and Nagles Traditional Lounge Bar (combined with Nagle's Ladies and Gents outfitters!). Not too far away from Kilfenora is the famous Poulnabrone Dolmen and other prehistoric sites, on the limestone pavement of the Burren, just off the road from Leamaneh Castle to Ballyvaughan, all well worth a tourist visit.

The Burren Centre in Kilfenora (Co. Clare, Ireland) has an excellent audio and visual displays all about the geology, prehistory and history of the Burren region and a good budget cafe.

The Burren Centre in Kilfenora (Co. Clare, Ireland) has an excellent audio and visual displays all about the geology, prehistory and history of the Burren region and a good budget cafe.

The Burren Centre in Kilfenora (Co. Clare, Ireland) has an excellent audio and visual displays all about the geology, prehistory and history of the Burren region and a good budget cafe.

The Burren Centre in Kilfenora has an excellent audio and visual displays all about the geology, flora and fauna, prehistory and history of the Burren region and a good budget cafe.

 

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33b. Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare - Part 2 St. Fachtnan's Cathedral and famous High Crosses

 

West Cross - St Fachtnan's Cathedral & Crosses, Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland West Cross - St Fachtnan's Cathedral & Crosses, Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

The west cross, with a decorated Crucifixion carved on it and St. Fachtnan's Cathedral in the background

 

 - St Fachtnan's Cathedral & Crosses, Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

St. Fachtnan's Cathedral, the current older parts of the building date from the late 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th century, including the ruined roofless chancel with some rich carving remains and particularly the fine east window.

 

The sedilia in the chancel - St Fachtnan's Cathedral & Crosses, Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland Carving of Bishop's head in the chancel - St Fachtnan's Cathedral & Crosses, Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

The stone carved Sedalia in the chancel and the 14th C? Bishop's head above it (note the same carved head of a bishop is seen at Rath Church near Dysert O'Dea)

 

The magnificently carved triple-light of the 12th century east window of Kilfenora Cathedr - St Fachtnan's Cathedral & Crosses, Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

The magnificently carved triple-light of the 12th century east window of Kilfenora Cathedral.

 

Details of the top carvings of the east window. - St Fachtnan's Cathedral & Crosses, Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

Details of the top carvings of the east window, with the finely carved capitals.

 

 - St Fachtnan's Cathedral & Crosses, Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland The 'Doorty' Cross - St Fachtnan's Cathedral & Crosses, Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland The 'Doorty' Cross - St Fachtnan's Cathedral & Crosses, Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland  - St Fachtnan's Cathedral & Crosses, Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

St Fachtnan's Cathedral's High Crosses are rightly famous for their rich carvings including traditional elaborate Celtic decoration. The 2nd/3rd pictures show the two faces of the twelfth century 'Doorty' Cross. The 4th picture is not very clear!

 

14th century grave slabs - St Fachtnan's Cathedral & Crosses, Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland 14th century grave slabs - St Fachtnan's Cathedral & Crosses, Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

Gravestones in the porch. These grave slabs date from the 14th century depicting a 'ribbed'! bishop and a cleric, perhaps holding a book?

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