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Newry Cathedral Parish, Newry

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4.8/5 based on 30 reviews on the web
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.
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  • Back in Newry after many years and didn't realise just how lovely the Cathedral is. The mosaics, the windows, the altars are really amazing. So glad we took time to have a good walk around. 
  • Lovely tranquil visit had nice soft music playing in the background and although it was busy there wasn't the usual hustle and bustle that you usually see here. Always kept well and nice and clean. 
  • This is simply the centre of Newry. The building is stately and grand, but inside is warm and peaceful. Lovely restful atomsphere. Trips are available at select times. Always a group of people at pray...  read more »
  • One of the best spot for photography in town
  • Sacred zone
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