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St. Patrick's Anglican Cathedral

View of St. Patrick's Cathedral  Armagh, Church of Ireland.

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Near the city center, a squat battlement tower identifies the cathedral, in simple, early-19th-century, low-Gothic style. On the site of much older churches, it contains relics of Armagh's long history. Brian Boru, the High King (King of All Ireland) is buried here. In 1014, he drove the Vikings out of Ireland but was killed after the battle was won. Some memorials and tombs here are by important 18th-century sculptors such as Roubilliac and Rysbrack, and in 2012, the cathedral opened its atmospheric crypt to visitors. Dating from the Middle Ages, this sanctuary where law-abiding citizens safely stored their valuable goods—a few archbishops are buried here, too—is worth a look.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 43 Abbey St., Cathedral Close, Armagh, BT61 7DY | Map It
  • Phone: 028/3752–3142
  • Cost: £3
  • Hours: Nov.–Mar., daily 10–4; Apr.–Oct., daily 10–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Armagh
Updated: 04-29-2014

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