St. Colman's Cathedral

St. Colman's Cathedral

Edward Welby Pugin (1834-1875) and George Coppinger Ashlin (1837-1921).


Granite with Bath stone cladding

Cobh, Ireland

Pugin was busy designing and altering churches in Ireland through most of the 1860s. This French-style Gothic Revival cathedral, named after the patron saint of the diocese, was his single most important commission. He himself is credited with the general design, while Ashlin supervised the building work and decorated the interior (see Williams 73; the building of the cathedral is exceptionally well documented).

Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee

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