Newry Cathedral

Newry Cathedral
Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Colman
Newry Cathedral
Shown within Northern Ireland
54°10′29″N 6°20′16″W / 54.174744°N 6.337652°W / 54.174744; -6.337652Coordinates: 54°10′29″N 6°20′16″W / 54.174744°N 6.337652°W / 54.174744; -6.337652
Location Newry, County Down
Country Northern Ireland
Denomination Roman Catholic
Architect(s) Thomas Duff
Years built 1825-1829
Diocese Dromore
Province Armagh
Bishop(s) John McAreavey
Dean Anthony Davies

Newry Cathedral or the Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Colman is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Newry, Northern Ireland. It acts as the seat of the Bishop of Dromore, and the head church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dromore.


The See of Dromore was founded in the sixth century by Colman of Dromore, and had its own independent jurisdiction ever since. The old cathedral of Dromore, which had been taken by the Protestants, was burnt down by the Irish insurgents in 1641, and rebuilt by Bishop Taylor twenty years later; the Catholic Church was erected later. The seat of the cathedral, however, was transferred some two hundred years ago to Newry, the largest town of County Down, and a place of great historical interest, situated at the head of Carlingford Lough. Newry Cathedral was begun in 1825 and completed in 1829. The cathedral was enlarged and beautified by Bishop Henry O'Neill, who succeeded Bishop McGivern in 1901.

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This article incorporates text from the entry "Diocese of Dromore" in the public-domain Catholic Encyclopedia of 1909.

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