St Brendan's Cathedral, Loughrea

The Cathedral

The Cathedral of St. Brendan, Loughrea, is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clonfert. The foundation stone of the cathedral was laid on October 10, 1897. It was completed in 1902.

Art Works

The cathedral features stained glass windows from the influential studio: An Túr Gloine, including Michael Healy's The Ascension and The Last Judgement(1936–1940). There is also a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary by John Hughes, bronze angels by Michael Shortall and metalwork by William Scott, which was admired by the poet T.S. Eliot.

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Coordinates: 53°11′49″N 8°34′00″W / 53.1970°N 8.5666°W / 53.1970; -8.5666

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