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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Dromore Cathedral


Dromore Cathedral as it sits on the bank of the river Lagan. Yew trees aplenty in this graveyard.
The first church on the site was a wattle and daub building constructed by St Colman circa 510. This was replaced by a medieval church which was destroyed in the late 16th century. The church was again rebuilt and in 1609 elevated to the "Cathedral Church of Christ the Redeemer" by Letters Patent of James I. In 1641 this building, too, was destroyed.
The present building was first constructed under Bishop Jeremy Taylor in 1661 as a narrow church 100 feet (30 metres) long. In 1811 Thomas Percy (bishop of Dromore) added a short aisle at right angles to the nave to form an L-shaped floor plan. In 1870 a semicircular sanctuary and organ aisle were added. Finally in 1899 an additional aisle parallel to the original nave aisle was added to achieve a conventional rectangular floor plan. (Wikipedia)

The graveyard is full of leaning headstones.

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23 comments:

  1. Hello, beautiful cathedral. My favorite are the first and last photos. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  2. So much charm! we really don't have anything like that around here

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  3. Encontrei seu blog e é uma honra estar a ver e ler o que escreveu, quero felicitar-vos, pois é um bom blog, sei que irá sempre fazer o melhor, dando-nos boas noticias, e bons temas.
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    António Batalha.
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  4. Lovely church, a relic from the past.Old here is early 1800's.

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  5. Beautiful looking church with lots of history. Nice capture Christine.

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  6. Hi Christine.

    Beautiful pictures of this church.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  7. Christine, what a wonderful treasure. The rich history adds to the church's beauty. I will look forward to seeing you linkup. Thanks so much.

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  8. Wow, talk about a long history! Your photos are beautiful.

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  9. Really interesting history here and your photos are stunning Christine. I love the architecture here! - Tasha

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  10. It looks like a cathedral!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/11/ein-karem-birthplace-of-st-john-baptist.html

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  11. Wow what a great building and so old!!

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  12. That first picture is so beautiful!! Can't imagine buildings that old!! such history

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  13. The cathedral looks like a palace in the old days. A precious treasure.

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  14. Looks like a nice church and churchyard to look around, shame it's in NI, little too far for me

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  15. Love the history and your photos...beautiful.

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  16. The tower is definitely around 510. But your first it looks like I see a Gothic side window(hard to tell because of the distance if the arch on top is round or pointed). A treasure from the past! Thanks for sharing:)

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  17. I really like the last shot.Those dark skies add a nice backdrop.

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  18. I so enjoy seeing such old and beautiful places such as this. You captured it well.

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  19. Stunning architecture. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. That is a great shot with the moody sky

    Mollyxxx

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