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Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford

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Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford, or more formally, the Cathedral of The Holy Trinity, Christ Church, is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland in Waterford City, Ireland. It is in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin. Previously the cathedral of the Diocese of Waterford, it is now one of six cathedrals in the United Dioceses of Cashel and Ossory.Ecclesiastical historyThe first church on the site was built in the 11th century. This was replaced in 1210 by a Gothic Cathedral. Following the Irish Reformation, a new body was established by decree of the Irish Parliament to became the State Church in the Kingdom of Ireland. The Church of Ireland, as it was named, assumed possession of most church property (and so retained a great repository of religious architecture and other items, though some were later destroyed). The substantial majority of the population remained faithful to the Latin liturgy of Roman Catholicism, despite the political and economic advantages of membership in the state church. Since Christ Church Cathedral was taken over in this way, Roman Catholic adherents were consequently obliged to worship elsewhere. In the 18th century, the city corporation recommended that the bishop erect a new building. The architect was John Roberts, who was responsible for much of Georgian Waterford.
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  • Very nicely maintained grounds and building. Sat for a few minutes in front and took in the building archecture view. Lots of things to do in the area from small shops to restaurants and pubs.  more »
  • There was not much information available on the history and development of the site which would have added to its interest. Nevertheless a quiet and beautiful building.  more »
  • Style is very unlike that of Most Holy Trinity Cathedral. Everything is very subdued and classic, right down to all the memorial tablets. There is a gift "corner" at the back of the cathedral. The gol...  more »
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  • Same architect as the Cathedral in Barronstrand street. Beautiful inside.
  • Beautiful example of a Georgian church. Good interpretive display and a peaceful atmosphere.
  • Beautiful church
  • Lovely Georgian church
  • It is one of the finest georgian buildings in the country. A fascinating and very interesting cathedral well worth a visit.