Plan of Cathedral

Cathedral Floor Plan
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Main Entrance and Organ Gallery.
Mosaic – St Patrick baptising King Aengus of Cashel
Altar
Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Sanctuary Lamp
Tabernacle
Mosaic – St Brigid Herding the Cattle of the Druids
Hat of Cardinal Joseph MacRory (1928-1945)
Mosaic – St Brigid Receiving the Veil from St Mel: St Brigid before the King of Leinster
Hat of Cardinal John D’Alton (1946-1963)
Mosaic – St Brigid founding her Monastery in Kildare and Healing the Lepers
Confessional
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Marian Shrine
Hat of Cardinal Patrick O’Donnell (1924-1927)
Mosaic – Dream of St Joseph. Mosaics (2) – The Flight into Egypt
Hat of Cardinal William Conway
17 Mosaic – The Espousal of Joseph and Mary and the Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple
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Hat of Cardinal Michael Logue (1887-1924)
Mosaic – The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple
Crucifix – ‘The Tree of Life’
Ambo
Cathedra – the Archbishop’s Chair
North Transept
Baptistery
Evangelarium
Stained Glass Windows
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Original window – 1873
Original window – 1873
The Martyrdom of St Catherine of Alexandria. Below – St Philip Neri attends a sick bed
Apparition of Our Lady at Lourdes. Below – a procession of the Blessed Sacrament
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St Malachy receiving the Last Sacraments. Below – the Miracle of the Withered Hand
St Patrick preaches at Tara
32 Our Lady with Divine Infant gives rosary and scapular to St Dominic and St Catherine. Below – St Oliver Plunkett
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“Come to me all ye that labour and are heavy burdened, and I will refresh you”
Apparition of Sacred Heart to Blessed Margaret Mary. Below – The Last Supper
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The Blessed Virgin Mary
The Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary – ‘see if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow’
St John with the chalice, St James the Greater and St Peter
The Immaculate Conception
Sacred Heart with St Clare and St Veronica
Great East Window
41 St Michael the Archangel, St Malachy, St Elizabeth of Hungary. Below – the life of St Malachy
42 Madonna and Child with St James the Less and St Elizabeth with St John the Baptist as a child
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St Benignus, St Joseph and St Malachy
St Brigid with the crozier, with St Theresa and St Dympna
St Mel giving the religious veil to St Brigid and other holy women
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Below – The General Council of Ephesus
47 St Malachy is received at Clairvaux, France by St Bernard and the Cistercian Monk’s. St Malachy cures the Prince
48 St Patrick and the two Princesses at the Fountain of Clebach. Above – the two Cathedrals of Armagh
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The Espousal of Joseph to Mary
The dream of St Patrick. Below – St Benignus places flowers on the sleeping saint
The flight and martyrdom of St Dympna and her companions
52 St Patrick receives his mission from Pope Celestine. Below – the death of St Patrick
53 Suffer little children to come unto Me: Moses strikes water from the rock
54 St Patrick baptises Daire
Main Dates
1840
1848
1854
1873
1904
Foundation stone laid
Work partially ceased
Work resumed. New design
Dedication
Consecration

Cathedral Dimensions

External Length
Internal Length
Height of Spires
Spire Crosses
External Roof Height
Internal Roof Height
Width across Trancepts
212ft (63.3m)
208ft (62.4m)
210ft (63m)
10ft (3m)
100ft (30m)
81ft (24.3m)
120ft (36m)
Width across Nave
& Chancel
75ft (22.5m)
Length of Nave 114ft (32.4m)
Main Material
Main structure Armagh Limestone
Dungannon Freestone
Groining of aisles Bath stone
Altar Irish granite
Sacred Heart Altar & organ
loft support Italian marble
Decoration of floor & walls Mosaic
Gates Brass
Woodwork Austrian oak
Nave ceiling Oil painting
Architectural style Decorated Gothic

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