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Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin is the elder of the city's two mediæval cathedrals, the other being St. Patrick's Cathedral. It is officially claimed as the seat (cathedra) of both the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic archbishops of Dublin. In practice it has been the cathedral of only the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, since the Irish Reformation. Though nominally claimed as his cathedral, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin uses a church elsewhere, St Mary's in Malborough Street in Dublin, as his pro-cathedral (acting cathedral).
Christ Church Cathedral is located in the former heart of mediaeval Dublin, next to Wood Quay, at the end of Dame Street . However a major dual carriage-way building scheme around it separated it from the original mediaeval street pattern which once surrounded it, with it original architectural context (at the centre of a maze of small buildings and streets) lost both by road-building and by the demolition of the older residential quarter at Wood Quay. As a result the cathedral now appears dominant in isolation behind new civil offices along the quays, out of its original mediaeval context.
Christchurch is the only one of the three cathedrals or acting cathedrals which can be seen clearly from the River Liffey
We had a terrific time in your wonderful country!
On our first day we stopped near Kildare to look for Tully National Stud (our son's name is Tully), but were unable find a sign saying "Tully National Stud" to take a picture beside - but did find a sign "Tully Bull Performance Test Centre" which was an adequate substitute picture.
Kilkenny was a nice start to our holiday – The Accommodation was a nice start to our B&B experience.
On our way to Killarney we stopped at Cahir Castle and Swiss Cottage.
We had a great time pubbing and eating and pubbing some more in Killarney. Once again the accommodations were very comfortable for the lot of us!
We drove to Dingle and through Tralee and on up to the ferry across the Shannon River en route to Doolin. The Cliffs were breathtaking and well worth the time. The wind was blowing a gale at the top ... glad there were fences there at this point!
Doolin was far and away our favorite place to stay... we walked all around the Burren Country - went to see Doolin Cave and the Great Stalctite of Doolin ... nice. Of course, ... The B&B was, again, excellent.
Thank you for a wonderful trip. The Irish people we encountered were all very friendly and helpful.
Al Causey, Florida, USA