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The Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Felim

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Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, Cavan,
T: +353(0)494331496

Completed in 1942 the historic and spectacular Cathedral is the most dominent building in Cavan town.

With its 68m spire and flanking domes, the Roman Catholic cathedral of Ss. Patrick and Felim is one of the most impressive and eye-catching buildings in the town. Completed in 1942 the vast interior is shaped like a basilica and extensive use is made of different colours of marble. The cathedral houses many fine examples of ecclesiastical art.

The Cathedral is neo-classical in style with a single spire. The portico consists of a tympanum supported by four massive columns of Portland stone with Corinthian caps. The tympanum figures of Christ, St Patrick and St Felim were created by the Dublin sculptor, Edward Smith. The twenty eight columns in the Cathedral, the pulpit on the south side and all the statues are of Pavinazetto marble and came from the firm of Dinelli Figli of Pietrasanta in Italy.