Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo

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This article refers to the Roman Catholic cathedral. For the Church of Ireland cathedral, see St John the Baptist Cathedral, Sligo.The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Temple Street in Sligo, Ireland, is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Elphin. It was designed by George Goldie, one of the foremost Catholic architects in England in the nineteenth century, and opened on 26 July 1874 by Cardinal Paul Cullen of Dublin and consecrated on 1 July 1897. The cathedral was built in a Norman style, and it is the only Norman styled cathedral in Ireland. It can seat 1400 people. It has an impressive spire at the front and large apse in the Sanctuary.
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  • We walked to this cathedral (which is called Sligo Cathedral on Google maps) to get a glimpse of it at night, lit up by the exterior lights. The sun sets so late in April however, that we ended up jus...  more »
  • The cathedral is conveniently located downtown and, unfortunately, charges for parking. If you come mid day there will be plenty of spaces. The building itself is quite impressive.  more »
  • Beautiful old Church located in lovely Sligo. If you are ever there this is certainly a must see part of Irish history.  more »

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The town of Sligo boasts a number of lovely accommodations, including hostels and guesthouses, while the landscape surrounding the town is dotted with hotels catering to a range of budgets. If you want to surf away your holiday or explore the setting that inspired Yeats, stay in a bed and breakfast in Sligo town along Old Dublin Road. If you prefer to stay in a more natural setting, explore options in the surrounding countryside. In either case, you will be able to access the alluring coast and the town's historical monuments easily.
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