St. Mary's Cathedral, Kilkenny
St. Mary's Church is a beautiful old church and graveyard, right in the center of town. I recommend you stroll over to explore it. I didn't go inside. I was feeling shy about doing that, since the only person around was me.
Yes, the grass really is this green!! I love this color! How can a church graveyard be more perfect...?
This catholic cathedral was built in the 19th century in gothic style, so it’s no wonder that I thought it was older. At least this cathedral was opened in the evening, so we could visit the interior which is plain but nice!
Built on the crest of a ridge, St. Mary's occupies a highly visible site in the lovely town of Kilkenny. In this two-Cathedral community, it is the seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Ossory.
The Cathedral was constructed between 1843 and 1857, a time period which encompassed the tragic years of the Famine - yet building this fine edifice was a priority, and it was completed on essentially on schedule. The building was designed by a Dublin-based architect, William Butler Deane, and is somewhat inspired by Gloucester Cathedral in England.
St. Mary's Cathedral dominates the skyline and is visible from most roads leading into Kilkenny city. Just one of a number of the many churches in Kilkenny.