St Macartan’s Cathedral Clogher

Places to See | Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland

This Diocesan, Church of Ireland Cathedral is 370 years old this year (2014).

Clogher is one of two cathedral churches in the Diocese of Clogher (the other is St Macartin’s Cathedral in Enniskillen). It is situated in the village of Clogher, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

St. Patrick is said to have presided over the church of Clogher. According to tradition a monastery and diocese were founded in Clogher circa 490 by St. Macartan on the orders of St. Patrick. The present building was erected on the site in 1744.

Built by Bishop John Stearne and designed by architect James Martin it has fine collection of episcopal portraits and high quality stained glass windows.

It’s not an easy task with small congregations in many parishes to help to preserve small Anglican Cathedrals in towns throughout Ireland. In the case of St Macartan’s, the Friends of Clogher Cathedral have made a major contribution over the years to keeping the structure and the interior maintained.

Address: St Macartan’s Cathedral Clogher, 74 Main St, Clogher, Co. Tyrone BT76 0AA

4 Responses to St Macartan’s Cathedral Clogher

  1. Hello Clogher/St. Macartan;
    Have e-mailed Jack Johnston twice in the past three months – no response. I hope he’s OK, nothing bad has happened. Jack generously gave of his time and expertise when I and family visited St. Macartan Cathedral in September, 2014 (my BRUSH/HUME ancestors were married there in 1850). Would appreciate any information you can give me about Jack, including that maybe his e-mail address has changed.
    Thank you;
    James Brush – Las Vegas – USA

    Jim Brush May 23, 2016 at 10:04 pm Reply
  2. Jim I do not have any up to date info on Jack Johnston—-he and I went to high school together.—–I was baptised in this church and my father William was church warden there in the 1950/60s I do not remember anyone called Brush in Clogher but for sure there were in neighboring villages like Augher, Ballygawley and Aughnacloy

    John Clinging
    Vancouver Canada

    john clinging October 18, 2018 at 2:54 am Reply
  3. I am looking for information on the Simpson family in Northern Ireland. One relative, Alexander Simpson (1677-1750), is believed to be buried at St Marcatan Cathedral in Clogher. Could anyone give me info or diretion?

    Bill Simpson June 18, 2020 at 10:17 pm Reply
    • Bill, The NIFHS will do look-ups in that cemetery (also called the Clogher Cathedral Graveyard), but you have to be a member of their society. When I was a member, they did some for me. Their reference number for that particular cemetery is “Shelfmark IR575-002”.

      Jo-Ann Boyd October 15, 2020 at 9:26 pm Reply

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