Newry Cathedral, Newry

4.9
Newry Cathedral or the Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Colman is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Newry, Northern Ireland. It acts as the seat of the Bishop of Dromore, and the head church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dromore.HistoryThe See of Dromore was founded in the sixth century by Colman of Dromore, and had its own independent jurisdiction ever since. The old cathedral of Dromore, which had been taken by the Protestants, was burnt down by the Irish insurgents in 1641, and rebuilt by Bishop Taylor twenty years later; the Catholic Church was erected later. The seat of the cathedral, however, was transferred some two hundred years ago to Newry, the largest town of County Down, and a place of great historical interest, situated at the head of Carlingford Lough. Newry Cathedral was begun in 1825 and completed in 1829. The cathedral was enlarged and beautified by Bishop Henry O'Neill, who succeeded Bishop McGivern in 1901.
Plan to visit Newry Cathedral and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Newry attractions using our Newry online day trip planner .
Source
Create an itinerary including Newry Cathedral
map
Newry Cathedral Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
41 reviews
Google
5.0
TripAdvisor
  • Newry cathedral is full of beautifully crafted mosaics, fabulous stained glass windows and at the moment offers guided tours of the building both inside and out. It is steeped in history and is well w...  more »
  • Beautiful inside. I attended mass this morning 16 july at 10 am , great service. The service though was only half full and lasted 45 mins  more »
  • We spotted an historical tour of this cathedral on the city's Main Street so we thought we'd go to learn something and it didn't disappoint. It was really captivating. Really folks it is for you if yo...  more »
Google
  • This Cathedral was built in the 1800's and is the seat of the Bishop of the Dromore Diocese of the Catholic Church. An excellent example of local architecture using local stone in its construction.
  • A spectacular gothic revival cathedral in the heart of the city. Soon to celebrate its bicentenary. Take the free tour during the summer months.
  • Catholic cathedral
  • One of the best spot for photography in town
  • Sacred zone

Plan your trip to Newry

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Newry

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Newry by other users

1 day in Newry BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Newry BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, romantic, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, romantic, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 1 day in Newry BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Newry BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 57 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM HONDURAS August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United Kingdom & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Ireland, Ballintoy & Newry BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 27 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, kids, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Ireland & Newry BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, kids, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Belfast & Newry BY A USER FROM IRELAND October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans