Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo

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This article refers to the Roman Catholic cathedral. For the Church of Ireland cathedral, see St John the Baptist Cathedral, Sligo.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Coordinates: 54°16′12″N 8°28′42″W / 54.269892°N 8.478216°W / 54.269892; -8.478216
Location Sligo, County Sligo
Country Ireland
Denomination Roman Catholic
Consecrated 1 July 1897
Style Norman
Completed 26 July 1874
Archdiocese Tuam
Diocese Elphin
Province Tuam

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Temple Street in Sligo, Ireland, is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Elphin. It was designed by George Goldie, one of the foremost Catholic architects in England in the nineteenth century, and opened on 26 July 1874 by Cardinal Paul Cullen of Dublin[1] and consecrated on 1 July 1897.[1] The cathedral was built in a Norman style, and it is the only Norman styled cathedral in Ireland.[citation needed] It can seat 1400 people. It has an impressive spire at the front and large apse in the Sanctuary.


  1. ^ a b Beirne, Fr. Francis. "Parish History". Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Sligo. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 

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