St. John's Cathedral, Cashel
|The Cathedral Church of St. John the Baptist and St. Patrick's Rock, Cashel|
|Location||John's St., Cashel, Co. Tipperary|
|Denomination||Church of Ireland|
|Dedication||Saint John the Baptist and Saint Patrick's Rock|
|Diocese||United Dioceses of Cashel Ferns and Ossory|
|Province||Province of Dublin & Cashel|
|Bishop(s)||Bishop of Cashel Ferns and Ossory|
|Dean||The Very Reverend Gerald G Field|
|Precentor||Dean of Waterford|
|Archdeacon||The Venerable C Long|
|Organist/Director of music||Mrs M Thompson|
Previously the cathedral of the Diocese of Cashel, it is now one of six cathedrals in the United Dioceses of Cashel Ferns and Ossory.
Following the English Reformation, the Church of Ireland was separated from Rome and by decree of the Irish Parliament, under English domination, it became the established Church in the Kingdom of Ireland. The Church of Ireland retained most Church property (and so preserved a great repository of religious architecture and other items, though some were later destroyed). The great majority of the population, especially outside the Pale, however, remained faithful to the See of Rome, despite the political and economic advantages of membership in the now separated and established Church of Ireland. Since the historic cathedral on the Rock of Cashel was affected in this way, Roman Catholic adherents were consequently obliged to worship elsewhere.
The historic cathedral on the Rock of Cashel was closed for worship in 1721. Meanwhile the old parish church of St John was removed and the present Georgian cathedral completed in 1784. Its famous Samuel Green organ was built in 1786.
- Dean of Cashel
- Thurles Cathedral for the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Casel and Emly
- St Peter the Rock Cathedral, Cashel. Retrieved on 8 January 2008.