St. Mary’s Cathedral Tuam

Taken on the way home from Galway this evening. We don’t take time to enjoy what is straight in front of us,  I was getting a coffee in Tuam and there it is.

“St. Mary’s Cathedral is the Church of Ireland Cathedral in Tuam and parts of this building date from the 12th, 14th and 19th centuries.

This Cathedral also houses The High Cross of Tuam which was erected in the south transept of the 19th century building. St. Mary’s also houses a cross shaft which also dates from the 12th century.

The cross head from St. John’s Abbey which also dates from the 12th century is housed in the Synod Hall, the fourteenth century building.  St. Mary’s has many interesting features which include the 19th century stain glass windows by McAlister, housed in the Synod Hall and the late 19th century stain glass windows in the 19th century building, some depicting the faces of real people, one time parishioners in the Cathedral.

Major renovations took place at St. Mary’s Cathedral from 1985 to 1993 and an all new central heating system was installed during September 2000.”

http://www.tuam-guide.com/tourism.htm

Copyright Clive Jennings

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