Armagh, Northern Ireland

St. Patrick's Protestant Cathedral, Armagh, Ireland

Full dedication: St. Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral
Became a Cathedral in ?

This rather unassuming church is actually the heart of ecclesiastical Ireland. It was on this very site that St. Patrick founded a church.  Since that time at least 17 churches have been built on this spot.  The building which stands today dates from 1268 but was heavily restored in 1834, not always very satisfactorily.

What the building lacks in attractiveness it makes up for in it's sense of history - for it was here that Irish Christianity really began (slightly ironic then that this is Armagh's Protestant Cathedral!). The last of the Irish High Kings, Brian Boru, is supposedly buried here - just in case being St. Patrick's own church wasn't enough of a draw.

The Catholic Cathedral, also rather unimaginatively called St. Patrick's, stands across the town from here.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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