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cathedrals

31 December 2009

1855 – St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Architect: Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin A monumental cathedral, the largest building in Ireland to designs prepared by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52) reputedly based on Tintern Abbey in Wales. Due to fears of...

30 December 2009

1730 – St. Mary the Virgin & St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Sligo, Co. Sligo

Architect: Richard Cassels A much modified Georgian Cathedral with Victorian glass and fitttings from 1890, the Cathedral of St. Mary the Virgin and St. John the Baptist, John Street, is the oldest building...

30 December 2009

1965 – Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway

Architect: Robinson Keefe The last large Roman Catholic cathedral to be built in Ireland, and quite possibly the oddest in design. With Spanish overtones, and constructed in limestone, the cathedral is a weird...

30 December 2009

1664 – Clonfert Cathedral, Co. Galway

The original monastery was founded here by Saint Brendan in 563 and it is here that the great navigating saint is buried. It flourished for many centuries, even through times of great invasions...

16 December 2009

1804 – Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: Captain Hall and Major William Robe Designed in the neoclassic Palladian style, the Cathedral was modeled after the famous church of St. Martin-in-the-fields in Trafalgar Square, London. King George III paid for...

14 December 2009

1894 – Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Fr. Joseph Michaud Designed to replace the former Saint-Jacques Cathedral which had burned in 1852, the ishop Mgr. Ignace Bourget wanted to create a scale model of Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome....

11 December 2009

1859 – Christ Church Anglican Cathedral, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Frank W. Wills The present Cathedral was completed in 1859, after fire destroyed the previous church on this site. It is a neo-Gothic building, designed by British architect Frank Wills. The spire...

11 December 2009

1844 – St. James’ Cathedral, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Frederick Cumberland The Cathedral Church of St. James in Toronto is the oldest congregation in the city. Established in 1797, the current structure was completed in 1844 and was one of the...

11 December 2009

1886 – Third placed design for Liverpool Cathedral

Architect: James Brooks James Brooks’ design for Liverpool Cathedral, which was submitted in competition with William Emerson’s & Bodley & Garner’and which placed second. The site for this competition was adjacent to George’s...