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“beautiful colours”

St. Aidan's Cathedral
Ranked #5 of 16 things to do in Enniscorthy
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Owner description: Saint Aidan’s Cathedral.A striking example of Pugin’s later period cruciform church. An exercise in perfect proportion, which endows an outwardly moderate sized structure with a soaring Gothic interior. Built in 1843 using locally sourced Ordovician rock with Wicklow granite dressings, it is surmounted by an imposing broach spire which dominates the surrounding countryside.Internally decorated with richly coloured and minutely figured stencilling with Pugin motifs, it features an exquisitely carved sandstone reredos and chancel screen, and has been deservedly termed “Pugin’s Irish Gem”.Open daily- for guided group tours - please telephone to arrange.
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“beautiful colours”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

St. Aidan's is a stunning building. The colours and decorations of the interior are gorgeous. It is well worth a visit.

Visited April 2013
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Wexford, Ireland
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“A Masterpiece”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

I love St. Aidan's. It has been restored so well. The colours of the paint on the walls are marvellous. The patterns and motifs are wonderful.
I like to just sit and look at the great colours.
It is a haven of artistic peace.

Visited June 2013
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