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St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic)

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Address: Cathedral Road, Armagh BT61 7QX, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 3752 2813
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Construction of this imposing Cathedral was started in 1840, dedicated for...

Construction of this imposing Cathedral was started in 1840, dedicated for worship in 1873, and its magnificent interior décor completed in the early 20th century.

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Beautiful to visit with excellent views

Fantastic to visit and photograph before the worshippers arrive. Ashamed to say my first visit but this must be one of the top ten buildings to see in Ireland. Very impressive... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic to visit and photograph before the worshippers arrive. Ashamed to say my first visit but this must be one of the top ten buildings to see in Ireland. Very impressive and an interesting story as to why it was sighted here. See the information as you come through the gates. Beautiful place to visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible building. Massive. We didn't go inside because it was Sunday and services were on. Out of respect we stayed outside the gates. The structure is formidable a top a tiered green hill. The architecture is stunning. Grounds are stunning. Happy we stopped by. It's a true testament to the money in the Catholic Church.

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Wittenberg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the "newer" by centuries of the two St. Patrick's Cathedrals in Armagh the Catholic is no-less stunning in its beauty. Would definitely concur with other reviews that the stained glass windows were beautiful.

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County Antrim, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

After visiting the CofI cathedral in Armagh, we went to the most impressive RC (again, St Patrick's) cathedral. Sited on a hill like the other, not surrounded by other buildings and reached by a huge stone stairway this demands a visit. Though not so old as the Anglican one, it makes up in scale and interior finish. Great place for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A stunning neo-Gothic masterpiece. Beautiful stained glass windows, and mosaics. Enjoy the carved reredos behind the high altar. Impressive but not overbearing.

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Tullamore, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Beautiful Cathedral, well worth a visit... The stained glass windows and very ornate decoration are truly magnificent.

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Portadown
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A group of us went to one the Sunday morning service. The Mexican visitors loved it. We took lots of photos outside,bought items from the shop and of course took part in the morning mass. Afterwards we had a coffee/cake in the cafe just opposite the main gate area. A lovely morning out with visitors.

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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is an amazing building, don't miss it !!! an architectural delight especially when you see when it was built..fantastic !!

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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I am not in any way religious but I stopped here for a photographic opportunity. This building outside is amazing however what lies inside will take your breath away. The roof and detailed art work is just breathtaking. The Cathedral is just stunningly beautiful and if you visit just for a photography trip just allow those inside privacy until they... More 

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Irish couple in Paris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We visited this cathedral on a recent over night stay in Armagh. It is beautiful. A peaceful place to light a few candles and pray. Well worth going out to the side to visit the graves of Cardinal O'Fiadh and the 4 other cardinals buried there.

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