Thursday, March 12, 2009

happy st patricks day...

i'm signing out for a few days folks...but i'll leave you with some images of St Patricks RC Cathedral in my hometown of Armagh...

 

i've grown up with this place, my parents got married here, by grandparents brought me to play on the hill leading up to it as a child, this is where their funeral masses were held, i went to school in the christian brothers grammar school next to it...and now those school friends themselves are married and this is where their weddings were held...

 

i love to bring visitors here and sit with them and take in the splendour of it all, i seriously can spend hours gazing at the high ceilings and intricate detail in the mosaic world and get lost in my appreciation and thoughts for such a wonderful building that actually means so much to me...

 

St Patrick founded his first stone church in Ireland on a hill opposite this cathedral, while the current cathedral began construction on St Patricks Day 1840, it has a staggered history involving halts in work due to famine, deaths of the architect, lack of funds, and cardinals personal inputs - the latest works carried out was the restoration project in 2003

Beannachtai na feile Phadraig mo chairde...

9 comments:

miss mary said...

its nice to get a mention alls looks well talk soon and good luck in your new venture

custardbydesign said...

ah mummy you're welcome...see you soon

Moo said...

St. Patrick's, such a beautiful cathedral,thanks for posting these gorgeous pictures.

THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

Thanks for dropping to say hi. And do make sure you do drop by at Willa Home to say hi when you are in the country!
Lisa & Alfie

Colour Me Happy said...

Gorgeous! If you can't go there, we have to tour them in photos! *sigh*

Joanna said...

Can't wait to show this off to Jess and Brian!

annechovie said...

Wow, what a palatial cathedral, Richy. Thanks for stopping yb my blog and leaving such a nice comment! Have a great week.

custardbydesign said...

colour me happy...will be back in my hometown this week so i might add my own pics to this post!

red.door.read said...

hullo, thanks so much for visiting my baby blog. glad i found yours too - it has some really cool content.

this cathedral is stunning.

cheers.

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