Glendalough Cathedral

St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral is an old cathedral, in use until 1643. It is the largest of Glendalough's seven churches and was built in several stages from the 10th century to the early 13th century. The oldest part of the ruin is the present nave. The choir and sacristy date from the late 12th and early 13th centuries. The market cross, which is now in the visitors' centre, was reconstructed in the 19th century from fragments scattered around the site. It may have originally stood opposite the west portal of the cathedral.

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Newman University Church

Newman University Church is a Catholic church in Dublin, built in 1855-56. It was founded by John Henry Newman for the newly established Catholic University of Ireland, and designed in a neo-Byzantine style, due to the architect's aversion to Gothic architecture. The interior is richly decorated with marble and serpentine from many parts of Ireland.

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St Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral, built in the 13th century, is the seat of the Anglican Church of Ireland. The building stands on a former place of worship dating back to the 5th century. The west tower was rebuilt by Archbishop Minot in 1370 after a fire and the spire dates from 1749. In 1666, the Cathedral Chapter donated the Chapel of the Virgin to the community of French Huguenot Protestants who had taken refuge in Ireland. Until 1816, a service was held every Sunday in French by a Huguenot pastor. In the 1860s, a major renovation was necessary, financed by Sir Benjamin Guinness (of the brewery of the same name). As a result of this renovation, many of the walls and decorations date from the Victorian era.