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St. Eunan's Cathedral

  • Convent Rd. Map It
  • Letterkenny
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 01/20/2010

Fodor's Review

With its 212-foot-high spire St. Eunan's Cathedral is the most outstanding building in Letterkenny, dominating the town, especially when illuminated at night. This striking, ornate Gothic Revival structure was finally finished in 1901, and is the only cathedral in the county. Designed by William Hague of Dublin and built of white Donegal sandstone, the exterior of the building is said to be in perfect classical-rule proportion. Inside, the intricate decorative ceilings and ceramic floor mosaics are the work of Italian artist Signor Amici of Rome. The main and side altars are carved from the finest Italian marble, while the great nave arch depicts in a series of panels in bas-relief the lives of St. Eunan and St. Columba in meticulous detail.

Sight Information

Address:

Cathedral Sq., Convent Rd., Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Map It

Phone:

074-912–1021

Published 01/20/2010

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