Letterkenny in County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland
The Cathedral Square
St. Eunan's Cathedral
Work began on Saint Eunan and Saint Colmcille's Catholic Cathedral in 1890. It was designed by William Hague. It is built of white stone from Mountcharles and cost £300,000. The ceilings are the work of Amici of Rome, while the wonderful stained glass windows, which illuminate the Sanctuary and the Lady Chapel, are by the Mayer firm of Munich. The carvings show stories from the lives of Saint Eunan and Colmcille. It was dedicated in 1901. The spire stands at 212 ft (c.65m).
Church of Ireland
The Church of Ireland is opposite the Cathedral and dates to the 17th Century. It is probable that when the ancient church at Conwal fell into ruins the first Church was erected in Letterkenny.
In 1733 Canon J.B. Leslie reported that the church was "slated and one side seated". The Rev. William Spann donated the Chalice and Paten in 1744, which are still in use. He died in 1752, and is buried under the Church. An obelisk at the east end of the church is dedicated to the memory of Rev. Dr. John Kinnear a Presbyterian Minister in Letterkenny, who was M.P. for Donegal from 1880 to 1885.
St Eunan's College
St. Eunan's College was built between 1904 and 1906. It was designed by the architect Mc Namara and is an interpretation of late French Romanesque with Celtic
In 1854, Reverend Mother Ball was invited by Bishop Patrick Mc Gettigan to Letterkenny to establish a foundation of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary also known as the Loreto order. Enrolments [sic] were small at first but soon increased and an extension was built in 1861. Another extension was built in 1923 and a further wing was added in 1937. A new wing with a Concert Hall was built in 1939, and further extensions were added over the decades bringing the school to its present standard of accommodation and facilities. The school ceased to be a boarding school in 1978.
Ardeaglais Naomh Adhamhnáin
Cuireadh tús leis an obair thógála ar Ardeaglais Chaitliceach Naomh Adamhnáin agus Naomh Cholmcille sa bhliain 1890. Ba é William Hague a dhearaigh
Eaglais na hÉireann
Tá Eaglais na hÉireann, a tógadh sa 17ú aois, díreach trasna ón Ardeaglais. Is dócha gur tógadh an chéad eaglais i Leitir Ceanainn an uair a ligeadh an tseaneaglais i gCongbháil i léig.
Sa bhliain 1733, thuairisc an Canónach J.B. Leslie go raibh díon sclátaí ar an eaglais agus go raibh suíocháin ar thaobh amháin. Ba sa bhliain 1744 a bhronn an tOirmhinneach William Spann an Chailís agus an Paiteana ar an Eaglais. Tá siad sin in úsáid go foill. Fuair seisean bás sa bhliain 1752 agus tá sé curtha faoin Eaglais. Tá oibilisc ag an cheann thoir den eaglais tíolactha i gcuimhne an tOirmhinneach, an Dr. John Kinnear, Ministir Preispitéireach ó Leitir Ceanainn a bhí ina Theachta Parlaiminte do Dhún na nGall ó 1880 go 1885.
Coláiste Naomh Adhamhnáin
Tógadh Coláiste Naomh Adhamhnáin idir na blianta 1904 agus 1906. Ba é ailtire darbh ainm Mac Conmara a dhearaigh é i stíl Rómhánúil
Sa bhliain 1854, thug an tEaspag Padráig Mac Eiteagáin cuireadh don Mháthair Urramach Ball a theacht go Leitir Ceanainn agus Institiúid na Maighdeana Muire, nó Ord Loreto, a bhunú ann. I dtús báire, bhí an tinreamh beag ach d'ardaigh sé sin de réir a chéile agus cuireadh síneadh leis an fhoirgneamh sa bhliain 1861. Tógadh píosa eile sa bhliain 1923 agus arís i 1937. Sa bhliain 1939, tógadh píosa eile ina raibh Halla Coirmceoil, agus thar na mblianta ó shin is iomaí leathnú a rinneadh go dtí gur sroicheadh an caighdeán ard cóiríochta agus áiseanna atá ar fáil sa chlochar inniu. Ón bhliain 1978 ar aghaidh, ní scoil chónaithe atá intí feasta.
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Erected by the Donegal County Council, Letterkenny Town Council, and Donegal County Museum.
Location. 54° 57.053′ N, 7° 44.357′ W. Marker is in Letterkenny, Ulster, in County Donegal. Marker is at the intersection of Church Lane and Castle Street, on the right when traveling west on Church Lane. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Murbury (a few steps from this marker); Gallaghers Cottage (approx. 1.4 kilometers away).
Also see . . .
1. St. Eunan's Cathedral, Letterkenny. (Submitted on February 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Church of Ireland, Letterkenny. (Submitted on February 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Saint Eunan's College, Letterkenny. (Submitted on February 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Loretto Convent, Letterkenny. (Submitted on February 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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