A blast from the past! Seems like only yesterday, and I still haven’t been back for a look inside! Time just flies…

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St Fethlimidh's Cathedral, Kilmore, Co Cavan St Fethlimidh’s Cathedral, Kilmore, Co Cavan

We were driving through the Cavan countryside last weekend, and whizzed past this little gem! We almost crashed whilst we did a double take, then turned around  and drove back to have a closer look.

St Fethlimidh’s Cathedral is only located a few kilometres outside of Cavan town on a beautiful wooded hillside close to Lough Oughter, but if felt like we were in the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately, it was closed and locked up, so we weren’t able to go inside.

St Fethlimidh was the son of Carill, and great-great-great grandson of Nial of the Nine Hostages. His mother was Dediva, whose grandfather was Dubhthach moccu Lughair, Chief Ollamh of Ireland, and royal poet to High King Lóegaire mac Néill, so he was descended from an illustrious lineage. He also had seven brothers and sisters; all of them bar one were also saints…

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3 Comments on “Cavan’s Hidden Historical Treasure | Saint Fethlimidh’s Cathedral

  1. Religious faith has left Europe covered in spectacular churches and I can see they are irresistible to you. This is a gem beyond doubt thanks for bringing it to light.

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  2. Looking forward to you reporting the interior Ali (no pressure). Seems to me it didn’t take a lot to be a saint back in old Ireland, no disrespect to St F. I don’t think they had the same hoops to jump through as they do now.

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