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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 / M.A. Hennessy 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....

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...

10 October 2009

1362 – Ciutadella Cathedral, Ciudadela, Menorca, Spain

On Plaça Pío XII, and built by orders of King Alfonso III of Aragón, conqueror of the Island (1287), on an ancient Moorish mosque, the Cathedral is in the Catalan Gothic style of...

09 October 2009

1601 – Palma Cathedral, Mallorca, Spain

The Seo was build on the site of an existing Arab mosque. The legend has it that one night in 1229, as Jaime I was on his way to recapture Majorca, his fleet...

07 October 2009

1493 – Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, Spain

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07 October 2009

1506 – Seville Cathedral & Giralda, Spain

The Cathedral of Seville is one of the largest cathedrals in the world and contains the burial site of Christopher Columbus. The cathedral was built to demonstrate Seville’s wealth, as it had become...

06 October 2009

1715 – Cathedral, Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Architect: Diego de Siloé Diego de Siloé began its construction but the main part of the building was erected according to his plans between 1597 and 1715, the year which saw the completion...