ST. PATRICKS CATHEDRAL, Dublin, Ireland

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Oct. 4, 2016

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, built in 1220,  ( and renovated many times)  is the largest and oldest cathedral in Ireland.  St. Patrick, himself,  has been credited for bringing Christianity to Ireland.    Besidse being a place of worship, the church contains many historical artifacts. For example, there are many flags of former Irish regiments and many statues of people unknown to me.

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This  chair was used by  King William III when he came to St. Patrick’s to give thanks for winning the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.

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There are over 500 people buried at St. Patrick’s – both in the cemetery in back and in the church itself, many buried under the floor such as…

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Jonathon Swift  ( Gulliver’s Travels author)   is buried under the floor beside his best friend, Esther/Stella Johnson.  Swift’s  burial plate was being polished so I could only photograph Esther’s plate.

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Obviously one of the  1st burials in the church but no record as to the identity.

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This Monument was built in 1632  inside  the cathedral.

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Here is another.

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The nave is beautiful, but considerably ” dressed down”  from many other churhes I have  seen.

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The cathedral

has an ornate pulpit.

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A brass lectern with the  eagle atop  represents “spread the word of God through out the world”.

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Complimentary cushions for your seating pleasure.

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Lastly,  another darling Irish lad  that I sneaked a photo of.

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They are just as cute when they grow older also.  : )

Closing with another Irish saying…..

“May God take a liking to you

But not too soon!”

 

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

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