St Aidan's Cathedral, Enniscorthy

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St. Aidan's Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ferns. It is located in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, in Ireland. It was built in 1843 and was designed by Augustus Welby Pugin. The saint to whom the cathedral is dedicated is Máedóc of Ferns (feast day 31 January), also known as Áedan or Aidan, who died in 626, and not to be confused with St. Aidan of Lindisfarne (feast day 31 August), an Irish missionary who died in 651.Notable features include the façade, a reredos carved from Caen stone and a great north window with intricate stone tracery. The cathedral was subsequently much renovated in line with reforms promulgated by the Second Vatican Council. It was restored to its near original design in 1994 when authentic colours, materials and techniques were used. The restoration took a year, during which time cathedral services were held at St Mary's church (Church of Ireland) nearby.The cathedral is similar in structure to St Mary's Cathedral, Killarney.
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  • August 16, 2017
    A beautiful interior with information plaques strategically placed to enhance your visit, and the stained glass windows are truly beautiful.  more »
  • June 29, 2017
    It's not a large building but the interior has a beautiful atmosphere. The graceful Gothic proportions and stained glass windows are in excellent repair. Well worth a visit if you're in the town.  more »
  • June 19, 2017
    Beautiful church with amazing stain glass windows. The atmosphere is very peaceful - well worth a wander round  more »
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  • April 24, 2017
    Stunning church, very clean and we'll looked after. Parking might be a problem there.
  • February 11, 2017
    Historic building.

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