St Patrick's CoI Cathedral, Armagh :: Shared Description

The Anglican Cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop of Armagh and Church of Ireland Primate of All Ireland, stand on the hill of Druim Saileach (hill of the sally-trees), the site chosen in 445 by St Patrick for a church which he deemed would be pre-eminent over all other churches in Ireland. Armagh was the subject of constant attacks. Between 670 and 1642 it was plundered, burnt and destroyed on no fewer than 26 occasions. The basic form of the present cathedral is said to have been laid down by Archbishop O'Scannail in 1270, but the cathedral that stands today is the work of the English architect Lewis Cottingham who worked on it in the 1830s. It is in the Early English style, and more muted in style than the Catholic cathedral on the other side of the valley.
by Eric Jones
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H8745 : St Patrick's Anglican Cathedral viewed across the city from St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral by Eric Jones
H8745 : Colours of the Royal Irish Fusiliers at Armagh CoI Cathedral by Eric Jones
H8745 : St Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh by Eric Jones
H8744 : The junction of the A28 and A3 (Friary Road) by Eric Jones
H8745 : The Adoration of the Magi Window at Armagh's CoI Cathedral by Eric Jones
H8745 : Armagh's Anglican Cathedral by Eric Jones
H8745 : the Chapter Room at St Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh by Eric Jones
H8745 : St Patrick's CoI Cathedral from the Killylea Road viaduct by Eric Jones
H8745 : The Ussher and Bramhall Window at St Patrick's CoI Cathedral by Eric Jones
H8745 : St Patrick's CoI Cathedral, Armagh by Eric Jones
H8745 : St Patrick's CoI Cathedral on Sally Hill by Eric Jones
H8745 : View west across the disused graveyard of St Patrick's CoI Cathedral by Eric Jones
H8745 : View towards the Sanctuary at Armagh's CoI Cathedral by Eric Jones
H8745 : The Nave of St Patrick's CoI Cathedral, Armagh by Eric Jones
H8745 : Houses in Cathedral Close, Armagh by Eric Jones
H8745 : The south-facing façade of St Patrick's CoI Cathedral by Eric Jones
H8745 : The High Altar at St Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh by Eric Jones
H8745 : St Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral by Eric Jones
H8745 : Cathedral Gardens at St Patrick's CoI Cathedral by Eric Jones
H8745 : Early morning sunshine in Armagh's Cathedral Close by Eric Jones
H8745 : A stone in the north wall of  the Anglican Cathedral marking the site of the grave of Brian Boru by Eric Jones
H8745 : St Patrick's CoI Cathedral, Armagh by Eric Jones


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Created: Tue, 14 Jun 2016, Updated: Tue, 14 Jun 2016

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