travel republic of ireland dublin christchurch cathedral
ARCHITECT: attributed to BENJAMIN MOUNTFORT and GEORGE GILBERT SCOTT

Christchurch Cathedral, also known as The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, is built in the Gothic/Romanesque style and is the older of the city's two medieval cathedrals.
It is officially claimed as the seat of both the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic archbishops of Dublin.
From the outside, the stone cathedral has some nice proportions and details.
On the inside, I found the spaces to be uninspired and often chopped up and treated more like a museum for religious artifacts rather than a cohesive religious architectural experience.
Yes, it has some well-designed elements in the form of screen walls and stained glass windows, but I found the totality of experience lacking in comparison to other cathedrals I have visited.

LINK TO WIKIPEDIA'S WEBSITE ON CHRISTCHURCH CATHEDRAL

TRAVEL: 2019


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Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 2019.



Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 2019.



Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 2019.



Ornate Choir wall, Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 2019.



The Heart of St. Laurence O'Tool, Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 2019.
This relic was stolen from the church in 2012 and only found and returned in 2018.
St. Laurence O'Toole (1128-1180), also known as Lorcan Ua Tuathail, was archbishop of Dublin at the time of the Norman Invasion






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