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St. Aidan's Cathedral

Main St., Enniscorthy, Ireland
+353 53 923 5777
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Lovely work by Pugin

Not somewhere you’d go out of your way to see but a lovely place to pop into view for a few... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
callyisamermaid
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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Nice and quiet

Well worth visiting once it's lovely and quiet, nicely done but nothing too fancy or too... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
nsas604
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Wexford, Ireland
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Saint Aidan’s Cathedral.A striking example of Pugin’s later period cruciform church. An exercise in perfect proportion, which endows an outwardly moderate sized structure with a soaring Gothic interior. Built in 1843 using locally sourced Ordovician rock with Wicklow granite dressings, it is surmounted by an imposing broach spire which dominates the surrounding countryside.Internally decorated with richly coloured and minutely figured stencilling with Pugin motifs, it features an exquisitely carved sandstone reredos and chancel screen, and has been deservedly termed “Pugin’s Irish Gem”.Open daily- for guided group tours - please telephone to arrange.
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Main St., Enniscorthy, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Not somewhere you’d go out of your way to see but a lovely place to pop into view for a few minutes. If a practising person you can enjoy a quiet time for reflection. As a tourist it is interesting to walk around and look...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Well worth visiting once it's lovely and quiet, nicely done but nothing too fancy or too outstanding.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Whilst this is a tourist attraction in the town, it has retained the spiritual atmosphere for which it was built. Beautiful architecture and very interesting story. Written guides are provided explaining the design, colours and patterns used and these provide great explanations of what is...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Very impressive Cathedral with spectacular architecture and stained glass windows. A peaceful place to pray or reflect or just to sit.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

This is by far my favourite places in Enniscorthy and also my favourite church in the world. And I have travelled far and wide. It's stunning. A beautiful serene feeling once you step inside the doors

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

There is a lot of beautiful old sculptures inside. It might not be exciting for the very young and it is very cold walking around. No issues with parking and a small entrance fee. Worth a visit from an historical view point

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

St. Aidian's was designed by A.W.N. Pugin. A designer of buildings, furniture, metalwork, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, wallpaper and books, Pugin was, more than anyone else, responsible for the adoption of the Gothic Revival style as the national style of Victorian Britain and so transformed completely...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

When we visit Enniscorthy to visit my family we alway visit St.Aidan's. My Mom was Baptist at Saint Aidan's in 1909 we asked for her records in 15 min we had it. Not only is the Cathedral wonderful beautiful special to all, the staff was...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

The present Gothic Revival cathedral dominates the town and dates from 1848 when it replaced a thatched mud-walled building that the local Catholic congregation had been obliged to use until then . It took another hundred years for it to be completed and other parts...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely big cathedral, got married their 9 years ago. The staff are lovely too. The owner of the place was aloof and mysterious.

Thank Martin G
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