St Macartin's Cathedral

Enniskillen, United Kingdom

St. Macartin's Cathedral stands on high ground overlooking the town of Enniskillen. It was completed in 1842 as St. Anne's Parish Church but rededicated as St. Macartin's Cathedral in 1923. It incorporates elements of a former church building and has a 45 m tower and spire. The tower houses a peal of ten bells, which can also be chimed to play tunes. The three manual tracker action organ consists of thirty-three electro-mechanically operated speaking stops, together with full pedal board and enclosed swell and choir division.

The dean and chapter of Clogher have their stalls in this cathedral and also at the senior cathedral in Clogher.

The first church building on the site was completed around 1627 as part of the original building of the town of Enniskillen. By 1832 that building had become structurally unsafe and was replaced by the present building, which was completed in 1842. The chancel was enlarged in 1889.

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Founded: 1842
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Little Viking (7 months ago)
Friendly church for people who like to pray surrounded by kind people, and with a wonderful choir. I can't praise the organist enough, also the support workers and minister. Go and you will definitely go back.
Shirlee (14 months ago)
Beautiful building, very interesting history and there was a very beautiful flower festival on.
Robin Vincent (16 months ago)
St Macartan's Cathedral is a beautiful and historic cathedral located in Monaghan, Ireland. The cathedral was built in the 19th century in a Gothic Revival style and is one of the largest cathedrals in Ireland. The cathedral is open to the public and offers guided tours. The tours are a great way to learn about the history of the cathedral and its architecture. The cathedral also has a museum with exhibits on the history of the diocese and the cathedral. St Macartan's Cathedral is a great place to visit for anyone interested in history, architecture, or religion. The cathedral is a beautiful and peaceful place to relax and reflect. Here are some specific things that I liked about St Macartan's Cathedral: * The cathedral is a beautiful and historic building. * The cathedral is open to the public and offers guided tours. * The cathedral is a great place to learn about the history of the diocese and the cathedral. * The cathedral has a museum with exhibits on the history of the diocese and the cathedral. Here are some specific things that I didn't like about St Macartan's Cathedral: * The cathedral can be a bit crowded during peak tourist season. Overall, I highly recommend St Macartan's Cathedral to anyone visiting Monaghan, Ireland. The cathedral is a beautiful and historic building that is sure to please everyone.
JV BT (17 months ago)
Simply wonderful. Great people. Great message. Special place. Amazing music.
John McCormick (2 years ago)
Amazing old building with so much history, inside is beautiful, and the tourist i met coming in and out were fantastic and friendly, a rich military history within the church as well, would recommend a visit to this historic place.
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