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St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland)

Cathedral Close, Armagh BT61 7DY, Northern Ireland
+44 28 3752 3142
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High Kings resting place

Visiting Navan Fort earlier in the day, we decided to go into Armagh City. Parked up and went for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
championgunners
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Longford, Ireland
Day out

Decided to go and have a look as haven’t been there since I was a child in the 1980s. The cathedral... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Gavin G
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Cathedral Close, Armagh BT61 7DY, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 20 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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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Unfortunately this potentially beautiful building has been typically bedecked in British military symbolism and flags. To Irish people, and perhaps to anyone who has felt the oppression of the 'Empire' over the centuries, this is incredibly intimidating and frankly saddening.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Anglican Churches are deliberately less elaborate than their Catholic counterparts, as is this compared to st Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral. However, it has far more design elements than most, including a red ceiling, large colorful painting over the altar and limited Gothic touches. The...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited on a bright breezy day when we had a great view of the beautiful ancient city. The cathedral itself is magnificent beautiful place of worship.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Wonderful historic building, great sense of history about the building, nice walk up to it and interesting contract to nearby RC cathedral. Worth visiting and reading up about before hand

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

St Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral is plainly and simply decorated, but it is by far the most beautiful one I visited in all Ireland. There is a great view of the town from the gardens. Inside, there is a magnificent altar piece and mindblowing...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Having lived in Armagh for almost 20 years and visiting the CoI Cathedral many times, I'm ashamed to say I had no idea there were such beautiful gardens on the grounds! The manicured hedges and the beautiful scented roses with the gorgeous views just make...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Perhaps we are spoiled from all the cathedrals we've been to in Italy, Spain, and France, as well as the Vatican. It just doesn't have that "Wow" factor that we were expecting. I wasn't expecting "Notre Dame" or "La Segrada Familia", but then again I...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We offered a prayer of thankfulness here for having the opportunity to experience what so many had offered for centuries. According to tradition, St Patrick used a nearby well to baptise converts to Christianity. The Cathedral dates from 1220, and has survived wars, revolutions and...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
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