Tour of Cathedral

Welcome to a virtual tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh. Please hover over any of the numbers to learn more about our Cathedral. Please Note: You need to have flash installed in your computer to view the map of the Cathedral. If you can not see the map, please click here to install flash player.

Panoramic Views of the Cathedral:

Plaque to Brian Boru, High King of IrelandFeatures in and around the Cathedral

  • Belfrey with eight bells – six presented in 1721 by Archbishop Lindsay and two in 1840 by Archbishop John Beresford.
  • Crypt at east end of Cathedral. Built 1268 to form the base of Archbishop O’Scanlon’s new Choir. Measures 60ft by 20ft – contains the tombs of Archbishop Robinson and the two Archbishops Beresford among others.
  • The Sundial on buttress of wall of South Transept – 1706.
  • Plaque to Brian Boru, High King of Ireland – his burial place 1014.
  • Cathedral Gardens.

Stained Glass Windows

There are 24 stained glass windows in Armagh’s Church of Ireland Cathedral – Clockwise the highlights are as follows: OVER WEST DOOR Window containing armorial bearings of donors to the Cathedral during the restoration of 1834. NORTH AISLE/EAST WINDOW The five windows in the North Aisle depict events in the life of our Lord – Birth, Baptism, Transfiguration, Death and Resurrection. The story is completed in the Ascension – EastWindow. PRESBYTERY/SANCTUARY/LADY CHAPEL Various windows depicting former Archbishops and some of the buildings of Armagh accredited to Archbishop Robinson. Next to the window of the Ascension in the Lady Chapel there is a particularly beautiful window featuring the four Evangelists. REGIMENTAL CHAPEL/ROBING ROOM Perhaps the most splendid window of all is that which depicts various biblical scenes and other events in the life of the Irish Church. SOUTH AISLE Various windows – one displays the arms of each diocese – another, four Irish Saints.