From an outlawed faith community worshiping secretly in the wilderness to the builders of a magnificent temple, from a swamp near the riverside to a majestic gothic edifice, from Newry architects and craftsmen to continental artisans, the almost 200-year story of Newry Cathedral is full of surprises.
Join our experts for a 90-minute tour of the cathedral to hear the fascinating tales behind one of Ireland’s most spectacular churches.
Following the interest shown in the guided tours of the Cathedral over the past four years there will be a further series of tours on the following Wednesdays:
31st May 2017 7.00pm
28th June 2017 2.00pm
19th July 2017 7.00pm
16th August 2017 2.00pm
30st August 2017 7.00pm
The tour will take approximately 90 minutes.
Please meet at the main door of the Cathedral on Hill Street. You will hear the story of the building of the Cathedral, 1825-1829, and of the later extensions. The history of its stained glass, marble altars, sculptures and magnificent mosaics will also be explained.
There is no charge for these tours.