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

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