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Armagh in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom — Northwestern Europe (the British Isles)
 

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Welcome to St. Patrick's Church of Ireland Catherdral

 
 
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1. St. Patrick's Cathedral Marker
Inscription.  
During the 5th century St. Patrick is said to have chosen this hill as the place to establish a fortified Christian site.

According to tradition, he persuaded a local chieftain to hand over the land and built his first church here around 445 AD. The hill was known as Ard Macha and gave its name to the town which sprang up around the church.

From these humble beginnings, Armagh eventually grew to become the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland. The church itself was destroyed and rebuilt many times over the centuries and today's Cathedral contains the Cathedra or seat of the Anglican Archbishop and Primate of All Ireland.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 54° 20.871′ N, 6° 39.403′ W. Marker is in Armagh, Northern Ireland, in County Armagh. Marker is on Vicars Hill just south of Castle Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Armagh, Northern Ireland BT61 7DY, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brian Boroimhe (Brian Boru) (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Patrick's Cathedral Crypt
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(within shouting distance of this marker); John Nichol (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); R.J. Patterson (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); South African Campaign Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); Logboats (approx. 15.9 kilometers away); Trackways (approx. 16 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Armagh.
 
St. Patrick's Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By GavinScrambler
2. St. Patrick's Cathedral Marker
to the left of main entrance, under window
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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