DiscoverCathedral Chronicles#3: Emancipation, Dedication, Consternation
#3: Emancipation, Dedication, Consternation

#3: Emancipation, Dedication, Consternation

Update: 2022-04-13


In this episode we will learn about the building of the cathedral, what it looked like when it was dedicated, compared how it looks today, and we will hear about a controversy that arose in the House of Commons as a result of that dedication service.

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‘Cathedral of SS. Patrick and Colman Newry – Brief historical and descriptive survey’, Rev. Edward Campbell. P. Bennett, Hill Street, Newry, 1948. Various newspaper sources as detailed in the podcast.

Newspaper articles:

Notice: ‘Consecration of the new Roman catholic chapel of Newry.’ The Newry Commercial Telegraph, 5thMay 1829.

‘Consecration of the new Roman catholic chapel of Newry.’ The Newry Telegraph, Friday 8th May, 1829

‘A model of the cathedral’ The Newry Reporter, Thursday, January 29, 1959.

Other online sources:


This episode was written and produced by Mark G. Byrne with additional material adapted from the works of the Rev. Edward Campbell.

Our guest contributors were Anthony Russell and Desmond McMahon. The voice of Charles Dickens was provided by Philip Byrne.


Original music ‘Piano Trio in G 1. Allegro Moderato’ composed specially for this series by Kevin Canavan. ©2022 Kevin Canavan. All Rights Reserved.

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Cathedral Chronicles is produced by a team of volunteers with the cooperation of Newry Cathedral Parish and the Diocese of Dromore. Neither Newry Cathedral Parish nor the Diocese of Dromore claims ownership of, or responsibility for, the content of this podcast. ©2022 Mark G. Byrne. All Rights Reserved.


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#3: Emancipation, Dedication, Consternation

#3: Emancipation, Dedication, Consternation

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