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St. Patricks Pro-Cathedral

 

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  • Thomas Duff designed the main body of Dundalk Cathedral by basing it on Kings College Chapel in Cambridge, something particularly noticeable from the north front of the church.
  • In constructing the first phase of the church over a 12 year period starting in 1842, Duff used the same local Newry granite as he had employed for his cathedral in Newry with the budget totaling 25,000.
  • Adding to Duff's design was G.C. Ashlin who penned the northern cathedral tower which also draws from English Gothic - in this case Gloucester Cathedral - at a cost of 6,000 in 1903, whilst the interior is based on Exeter Cathedral.
  • During the total duration of construction from 1842 to 1937, a total of 47,496, not adjusting for inflation, was spent building the cathedral, as well as modeling its interior.

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Architect
G.C. Ashlin
Thomas Duff

Reference Data

Reference No.
6391
First Uploaded
29-07-2010
Last Editorial Date
29-07-2010
 

Building Location

Address
Francis Street, Dundalk.
Council
Dundalk Town Council
County
County Louth
Region
Southern Ireland
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1834
Construction start date
1842
Completion date
1937
Style
Gothic Revival

Roof Height (AGL)
35.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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