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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

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Probably not the most beautiful 19th cent cathedral in Ireland

The cathedral was designed by George Goldie between 1869-75. The exterior uses only one stone, a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vincent D
Beautiful cathedral

Beautiful peaceful place to reflect and pray. Your first view inside is the stunning stained glass... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Dronfield, United Kingdom
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John Street, Sligo F91 CF59, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral was designed by George Goldie between 1869-75. The exterior uses only one stone, a dark grey limestone which looks dull even when the sun is out. The interior is more attractive, but the detailing is heavy. There is no entry charge- but you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Beautiful peaceful place to reflect and pray. Your first view inside is the stunning stained glass windows, which throw a lot of light in. It’s very large inside and I immaculately kept. Well worth seeing both inside and out.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We visited the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception recently. It is a beautiful place and appears to be well cared for. It was built in the 1800s in the Norman Style. The modern sanctuary modifications have the usual out-of-place look, but otherwise it is a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Bourlingueur60
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

One of, I think, two cathedrals in this city ( the other belongs to church of Ireland). Thus gas a classical interior with several ornate chapels and an exquisite altar with detailed carvings. Nicely carved and painted stations of the cross, many effigies of the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank daddytommy
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We walked to this cathedral (which is called Sligo Cathedral on Google maps) to get a glimpse of it at night, lit up by the exterior lights. The sun sets so late in April however, that we ended up just taking a few pictures outside....More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

The cathedral is conveniently located downtown and, unfortunately, charges for parking. If you come mid day there will be plenty of spaces. The building itself is quite impressive.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Tom S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Beautiful old Church located in lovely Sligo. If you are ever there this is certainly a must see part of Irish history.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank eddickson2
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Sligo Cathedral is worth a stop...prayerful, colorful, spacious and centrally located for some midday peace or 2 hour adoration..

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank joecoughlan
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Magnificent building, stunning high altar with wonderful acoustic for singing. Well worth a visit, just 10 mins from town centre.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank clare w
Reviewed 9 October 2016

While driving through Ireland we came across this lovely old cathedra opened in 1874. It is well maintained and cared for and beautifully decorated inside. It felt a very peaceful place.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Maureen S
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