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Wednesday, 30 November 2022 23:48

Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

Sunset on Saint Patrick's Cathedral, one of Dublin's most famous buildings.

Founded on the site of Saint Patrick's conversion of a local pagan to Christianity in the 5th century, the first reference to the site dates from the 9th century but it is 1212AD before the church becomes a cathedral.

The original tower was destroyed and rebuilt in 1370, the spire as seen here pointing skywards was added much later.

Interestingly there was a university founded here at Saint Patrick's in 1320 that, had it still been in existence, would be the 10th oldest university in the world.

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Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland
Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland
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Saturday, 14 March 2020 22:27

Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh

Although Saint Patrick's Day has been all but cancelled this year, 2020 due to what we all know now as COVID-19 or the coronavirus, it is still possible to see and enjoy the sights of Ireland.

Today I visited Saint Patrick's Catholic Cathedral in Armagh, Ireland's ecclesiastic capital.

It's a fine structure, rising high on one of Armagh's seven hills and visible from the countryside all around the small city with its 64m high spires projecting off the lofty position opposite Saint Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral.

Begun on Saint Patrick's Day in 1838 after Catholic Emancipation of 1829, the cathedral was designed in the perpendicular gothic style but work stopped after the Famine in 1847.

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Armagh's Church of Ireland cathedral, dedicated to Saint Patrick, seen here during the snow storm known as Beast from the East and Storm Emma in March 2018.

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I have written about Northern Ireland's locations associated with Saint Patrick in this post and since it is Ireland's national saint's day once again, that's the 17th March for those of you who don't know, why not show off some more locations with links to the snake-banishing, shamrock-wielding Welshman who became a hit in his adopted country Ireland.


And where better to include, other than the spectacular Croagh Patrick mentioned here, Dublin's Saint Patrick's cathedral, a well in Tipperary, and Cashel also known as Patrick's Rock in Irish.

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Thursday, 17 March 2016 19:56

Saint Patrick's Day, Galway 2016

Hello and welcome to the redesigned panoramicireland.com. I have been working hard on the site over recent weeks and have now had some time to get out with the camera on my own terms.

I've led several photography workshops in Galway over the past few days and today I had a day to myself that didn't include website designing.

It's Saint Patrick's Day, the 17th March, so I went to see the nearest parade and that was Galway. It was sunny again today just like last year in the small Atlantic coast city.

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Tuesday, 17 March 2015 00:27

Happy Saint Patrick's Day 2015

Saint Patrick's Day in Ireland

Time flies by, another year has passed and it is now Saint Patrick's Day again, 2015 this time!

Panoramic Ireland will be on the streets of Ireland this year to photograph as always the interesting moments. Here are some musicians playing to an enthusiastic crowd just off Grafton Street in Dublin in 2014.

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014 00:09

Saint Patrick's Day Dublin 2014

A short trip through Dublin after the 2014 St. Patrick's Day parade and festival from The Stag's Head to Temple Bar. I didn't visit the parade.

Like my last post on some of the locations associated with Ireland's patron saint, today as a Monday Saint Patrick's Day was always going to be a rowdy, raucous day coming as it did after a weekend's worth of drinking.

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Monday, 15 July 2013 00:48

View of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

I'm not sure if any trip to Dublin would be complete without a visit to Saint Patrick's.

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