Christ Church Cathedral Dublin, Ireland 12th-13th C
Founded in 1038 by a Dane and rebuilt in 1171 by a Norman, this ancient cathedral was extensively remodeled by the Victorians in the 1870s. Now part of the Anglican Church of Ireland, Christ Church is the mother church for the diocese of Dublin and Glendalough.
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Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 17, 2011
The exterior of Christ Church Cathedral was almost entirely refaced with new stone during the restoration of 1875, but it retains the original Norman-Early English structure. South of the transept are the foundations of the 13th-century chapter house. The transept itself has a fine Romanesque portal, which was moved here from the north side in 1826. The present nave was begun in 1234 in the Early English style, with pointed arches. The south wall was rebuilt in the 17th century after the vault collapsed, but the north wall is original. 1196), with an impressive effigy of an armored knight. continue reading →
Ireland So FarPosted August 30, 2007 by Holly Hayes Part of: Ireland Road Trip
Hello! This post comes to you from the village of Adare, just south of Limerick in western Ireland. But most of it was written in Kilkenny a couple days ago, where we stayed in a modern hotel with an excellent wireless connection. Unfortunately I didn't have time to finish it while we were there, and we are using a…
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