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St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland)

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One of two St Patrick’s Cathedrals

The older of the two. Great history and lovely atmosphere. The streets surrounding are full of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Fascinating, beautiful and moving.

Ireland's history simply pulses here and we'd swear you can feel it. St. Patrick picked this site... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Rosa May H
Tahoe City, California
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Located on the Hill of Armagh, this place of worship has been a Christian church ever since it was founded by St. Patrick in 445 AD.
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Cathedral Close, Armagh BT61 7DY, Northern Ireland
+44 28 3752 3142
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The older of the two. Great history and lovely atmosphere. The streets surrounding are full of interesting buildings with great plaques on the outside.

Thank royg714
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Ireland's history simply pulses here and we'd swear you can feel it. St. Patrick picked this site for his church in 445 AD; Brian Boru is buried here (or mostly, anyway); windows and stones commemorate many other people here. The caretaker is very knowledgeable and...More

Thank Rosa May H
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This cathedral we believe was the church home of my paternal grandmother whom I never knew (passed before I was born), but whose Orange heritage was legendary in the family. The edifice is impressive and the RC cathedral of the same name is visible across...More

Thank Dudley B
Reviewed 12 September 2018

It was so interesting to get the contrast between the two cathedrals; the interiors were quite similar. This one had the lovely restaurant next door as well as the little museum.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Having attended Charles Wood Gala concert this building shows what a versatile venue it is. Beautiful architecture, surroundings and a fabulous and stunning organ which accompanied the choir and singers. Well worth a visit when in the area.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 15 August 2018

There has been a church here for many centuries, but it has been destroyed several times over the years by Viking and other invaders. The current building was started until the middle ages and has undergone many restorations since then. It is a traditional designed...More

Thank lidibus
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We were n Armagh tracing our ancestors and found this church to be one of them. We arrived on a night when they were doing a fundraiser for the church. We attended the service, viewed the church and happily were able to meet people who...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Coincidental visit - but an interesting place for its religious heritage and architecture. Within reach from the city centre,

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Visiting Navan Fort earlier in the day, we decided to go into Armagh City. Parked up and went for some food. Afterwards we walked to the Cathedral which seems very quite. Walked around outside seeing the Brian Boru plaque and a little piece of Irish...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Decided to go and have a look as haven’t been there since I was a child in the 1980s. The cathedral is easily accessible and was quiet today (not surprising given yesterday’s festivities) Very easy to see why this commanding hilltop was chosen for the...More

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Response from Steveodo | Reviewed this property |
The census of all Ireland is online for 1901 and 1911. There may be a partial earlier one... 1851? I'd include links, but this stupid web site blocks all links, web addresses, or even reworded references to web sites even... More