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 visited the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception recently. It is a beautiful place and appears to be well cared for. It was built in the 1800s in the Norman Style. The modern sanctuary modificati...  more »
  • ... as is often the case in Ireland the churches are much nicer externally and within, with that dark stone that if well restored it keeps well. This is no exception.
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  • One of, I think, two cathedrals in this city ( the other belongs to church of Ireland). Thus gas a classical interior with several ornate chapels and an exquisite altar with detailed carvings. Nicely ...  more »
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