Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow Town

Cathedral of the Assumption,
College St.,
Co. Carlow.

Lewis Topographical Dictionary (1837) tells us the history of Carlow town parish in the 1830’s “The parish comprises 1955 statute acres, of which about 648 are plantations, a few acres bog, and the remainder good arable and pasture land.” Also “The R. C. parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church, and is the benefice of the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin. The R. C. cathedral is an elegant cruciform structure, in the later English style, with a lofty tower at the southern extremity of the transept, surmounted by a lantern of beautiful design terminating at a height of 151 feet from the base: it occupies the site of the old chapel, and is a rich ornament to the town.”

These photographs were taken Sept, 2014.