Cardinal’s cast offs in Armagh, Northern Ireland

Armagh rooftops

Armagh in Northern Ireland is similar to Italy in that it is built on hills.  Filled with Georgian stone  houses, it has the largest Cathedral in all of Ireland.

Armagh, St. Patrick's cathedralArmagh heads - cathedral

St. Patrick’s is the main cathedral or Ecclesiastical capital of  Ireland.  All the cardinals are ordained there and eventually all are buried on the grounds.  Their vibrant red hats hang in the cathedral until they disintegrate

Cardinals caps in Armagh, St. Patrick's  Cathedral(largest cathedral in Ireland)

Cardinals caps close up

Cardinals caps 2

Cardinal cap

Armagh St. Patrick's cathedral inside

The tiny town of 12,000 is packed with history.  Jonathan Swift spent time there so there is a small Gulliver’s museum and the local library has the first edition of Gulliver’s Travels

Armagh heads cathedralAfter Armagh, as our driver and guide, Ken recited Irish poetry, we headed to Omagh to the Ulster American Folk Art Park.  Stay tuned for photos


About The blog of travel & lifestyle journalist Melody Wren

Melody is a freelance writer because she believes that work and fun should not be mutually exclusive. She writes about travel, food, lifestyle and green living. Melody loves staying in a place long enough to get acquainted. Local customs, markets and traditional cultures are magnets for this writer. When not writing she’s either on the road, in the air, or savoring something tasty. Most of her travels feature outdoor adventures of some sort, although she typically avoids sleeping on the ground. She is an ordinary person that enjoys challenging and pushing herself, facing fears with an eye on experiential travel. She needs to do it, feel it and see it so she can write about it. Her hope is that her stories encourage readers to get out there and do the same.
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2 Responses to Cardinal’s cast offs in Armagh, Northern Ireland

  1. Are you going to do some writing about your family history in Ireland? Look forward to reading about it.

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