St Aidans Cathedral, Enniscorthy

St Aidans Cathedral, Enniscorthy


St Aidans Cathedral, Enniscorthy


St Aidan’s Cathedral is a sophisticated cathedral in Enniscorthy, County Wexford.

The Catholic cathedral may be an ideal filming location for scenes that require a sophisticated church. The cathedral is relatively lavishly decorated with many stained-glass windows, an impressive marble altar, a delicate timber ceiling, and other architectural embellishments.

The details of the cathedral are finer than most churches and give it an extra energy and character. For example, the delicate motifs painted on the pillars, the carvings of saints in the altarpiece, and the embroidered rug that surrounds the altar.

The cathedral is located near the centre of Enniscorthy. The street that it occupies is busy and steep. It is lined with shops and restaurants. Vinegar Hill can be seen from the front of the cathedral. The grounds of the building are surprisingly peaceful and secluded, considering the location is in the middle of the town. A graveyard is located at the rear of the location.

The cathedral was built in 1850 to a design by well regarded architect, Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. The exterior is made of dressed local stone.

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The very large St Mary’s Cemetery is also located 1km away.

Parking: Ample street parking.

Located in Enniscorthy.

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Photographer: Gordon Wycherly


St Aidan’s Cathedral, Cathedral Street, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Y21 DK10


Rev John Carroll

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