St Macartan's Cathedral

Clogher, United Kingdom

St Macartan's Cathedral, Clogher is one of two cathedral churches in the Diocese of Clogher in the Church of Ireland.

According to tradition a monastery and bishopric were founded in Clogher circa 490 by St. Macartan on the orders of St. Patrick.

In 1041, the church of Clogher was rebuilt, and dedicated to the memory of St. Macartin. It was again rebuilt in 1295 by Matthew M'Catasaid, Bishop of Clogher, but burnt to the ground on 20 April 1396 along with two chapels, the abbey, the court of the bishops, and thirty-two other buildings with all their contents. In 1610 the abbey and its revenues were confiscated by King James I and given to the Diocese of Clogher. The present building was erected on the site in 1744 by architect James Martin in a neo-classical style.



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Founded: 1744
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Paschal Mc Kenna (4 years ago)
Dominic Mcenhill (4 years ago)
Tony Watson (4 years ago)
What a building, very welcoming, a lot of history
Michael Fisher (5 years ago)
Beautiful Church of Ireland cathedral in a very historic diocese and 'city' that consists of one main street. What was once the Bishop's Palace nearby is now a nursing home. Magnificent stained glass window behind altar.
Aoibheann Woods (9 years ago)
I spent my first 7 years there... Best years of my life?
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