From an outlawed faith community worshiping secretly in the wilderness to the builders of a magnificent cathedral. 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 Newry Cathedral over the past six years, there will be a further series of guided tours of the Cathedral on the following dates:
Wednesday 29 May 2019 at 7.00pm
Wednesday 19 June at 2.00pm
Wednesday 17 July 2019 at 2.00pm
Wednesday 31 July 2019 at 7.00pm (This tour on the 31 July will focus only on the images in the stained glass windows of Cathedral.)
Wednesday 14 August 2019 at 2.00pm
Wednesday 28 August 2019 at 7.00pm
Each tour will take approximately 90 minutes
Please meet at the main door of the Cathedral. 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.