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cathedrals

23 November 2009

1215 – Notre-Dame of Laon, Aisne, France

The cathedral of Notre-Dame of Laon dates from the 12th and early 13th centuries. The former cathedral burned during the communal insurrection in 1112, occasioned by the revocation of the commune’s charter. The...

23 November 2009

1290 – Notre-Dame de Reims, Rheims, Champagne-Ardenne, France

The Notre-Dame de Reims is the Cathedral of Reims, where the kings of France were once crowned. It replaces an older church, which was destroyed by a fire in 1211 and built on...

23 November 2009

1077 – Bayeux Cathedral, Basse-Normandie, France

Bayeux is best known to British and French visitors for the Bayeux tapestry, made to commemorate the Norman conquest of England in 1066. It is displayed in a museum in the town centre....

13 November 2009

1779 – Christchurch Cathedral, Waterford

Architect: John Roberts Designed by local architect John Roberts, this is one of the architectural gems of Waterford. In 1773 the old Norman Gothic Cathedral was demolished after pressure was brought on the...

12 November 2009

1879 – Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Architect: J.J. McCarthy The Cathedral of the Assumption is the fourth church to be built on this site. The first one recorded was a Carmelite church built in the early fourteenth century. After...

11 November 2009

1270 – Cathedral, Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary

The Rock of Cashel, also known as Cashel of the Kings, is an historic complex of buildings and is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be...

11 November 2009

1861 – St John’s Cathedral, Limerick

Architect: Philip Charles Hardwick The English architect of St. John’s Cathedral, Philip Charles Hardwick was at work at Adare Manor when he was commissioned to design this Roman Catholic cathedral. the main body...

11 November 2009

1194 – St Mary’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Limerick

Construction on St. Mary’s Cathedral started in the 12th century, and was completed around 1194. The full title of this Cathedral is the “Cathedral and Parochial Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary”. It...

10 November 2009

1840 – St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Architect: Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin In 1840 a local fundraising committee commissioned Augustus Welby Pugin to design a new cathedral, despite having only raised 800 pounds. His design drew some inspiration from the...