St. Muredach's Cathedral, Ballina

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St Muredach's Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killala in Ireland. It is located on the bank of the River Moy in Ballina, County Mayo. The cathedral was built in 1834, in a Victorian Gothic style. It is also the parish church of the parish of Kilmoremoy. It is the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Killala. Construction began in 1827. The stone was quarried locally and the roof and ceiling were completed before the Great Famine of 1845. The spire was completed in 1855 and by 1875 the organ had been installed.
Richard Hoare (1704)Francis Beolane (1731)John Finan (1743–1760)

John Lyons John McHale John Lyons P.A. Lyons Patrick McHale Bart Costello Hugh Conway Patrick Molone Dominick Madden Michael Conway J. Gilvarry P.J. Nolan P. Irwin J. Timlin P. Conway H. Hewson J.J. O'Keane P. McNulty D. O'Donoghue A. Finnerty J. Mullen A. McHale M. Gallagher

J. Naughton (1900–1906) B. Quinn (1906–1913) T.L. Beirne (1913–1915) M. Tully (1915–1919) W. Greaney (1919–1930)D. O'Connor (1930–1942) M.J. Feeney (1942)P. Maloney (1942–1957) J. Heverin (1957–1963) T. McDonnell (1963–1970) G. Moore (1970–1987) P. O' Brien (1987–1994) M. Flynn (1994–2005) Brendan Hoban (2005–2011), a founder member of the Association of Catholic PriestsGerard O'Hora (2011–Present)
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  • Probably the most recognisable landmark in the town of Ballina. Nice setting by the banks of the river Moy, it's the main Roman Catholic church in the area and was build using local stone. Interior...  more »
  • A cathedral where the spire was to be giant but ran out of funds.The winner here is one of the World's Best Stain Glass artist of the 20th Century(in my opinion of all time) Harry Clarke has one of...  more »
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  • Beautiful Cathedral, built in the 19th century. An adoration chapel is hidden away and accessed to the back of the building. Though it is a large structure, the heating system manages to heat the building to a certain level of warmth, year round. Certainly a building to be admired, given its architecture, beautiful stained glass windows and mosaics. The detailed tiling that is found throughout the cathedral is indicative of the craftsmen attention to detail, during the cathedrals early years. Much to be admired and a lot of maintenance, to ensure its survival into the future.
  • Good view in front of the river...near to bus stop n shopping street
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