Northern Ireland Sights

St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral

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Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

The pale limestone St. Patrick's, the seat of a Roman Catholic archdiocese, rises above a hill to dominate the north end of Armagh. The cathedral's rather gloomy interior is enlivened by a magnificent organ, the potential of which is fully realized at services. Construction of the twin-spire structure started in 1840 in the Neo-Gothic style, but the Great Famine brought work to a halt until 1854, and it wasn't completed until 1873. An arcade of statues over the main doorway on the exterior is one of the cathedral's most interesting features. The altar is solid Irish granite, and the woodwork is Austrian oak.

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Cathedral Rd., Armagh, BT61 9DL, Northern Ireland



Published 08/11/2015


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