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The 1970s have a lot to answer for, and the desecration of Pugin's interior to 1970s ecclesiastical fashion is right up there.
A bare travesty of a Pugin church, only the lofty arches, some of the stained glass, and the tesserae on a couple of...More
The cathedral is absolutely stunning inside and out though it seems that they are trying to do some renovations inside. The cathedral has quite a bit of land around it and is a short walk from the Killarney House Gardens.
From the outside this is indeed a very fine example of Pugin's work in Ireland. But Pugin's work inside has been destroyed. It is no exaggeration to say that this wonderful building has been vandalized. So many Irish Catholic cathedrals and churches have been destroyed...More
Begun about 1842, but not completed until 1855, due to the crisis created by the potato famine, St. Mary's Cathedral was designed by noted British architect A.W.N. Pugin, and like most of his designs, was inspired by genuine medieval Gothic structures, rather than by fanciful...More