Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Armagh, Northern Ireland
Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh was build in various phases between 1840 and 1904 to server as the Roman Catholic Cathedral. The original Medieval Cathedral of Saint Patrick had been transferred to the Protestan Church of Ireland at the time of the Irish Reformation. It was built in various stages between 1840 and 1904 to serve as the Catholic Cathedral of theArchdiocese of Armagh.
This was the first stop of a wonderful tour of the Emerald Isle. For me it was the beginning of a pilgrimage that I had dreamed of ever since I was a child. The McGlone family would celebrate Saint Patrick's Day and I would hope to celebrate it there one day. It was such a treasure I would hold in my heart for ever to her my great grandfather tell me stories in his beautiful Irish brogue.
Then John Wayne and Maureen O'Sullvan appeared in "The Quiet Man." I was sure that one day I could go and walk those beautiful fields. I cannot tell you how grand it was to set foot in that cathedral and know I had finally come to the "promised land."
Thankds be to God!!