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Letterkenny

Letterkenny
English: Letterkenny is the largest town in County Donegal , Ulster, Ireland
Gaeilge: Leitir Ceanainn, an baile is mó i gContae Dhún na nGall.
Italiano: Letterkenny è la più vasta città del Donegal, in Irlanda

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Town CentreEdit


Ecclesiastical BuildingsEdit

St. Eunan's CathedralEdit

St. Eunan's Cathedral or the Cathedral of St. Eunan and St Colmcille as it is also known, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Letterkenny, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. It is the only cathedral in the county and was built between the years of 1890 and 1900. The Cathedral was commissioned by late Patrick Cardinal O'Donnell, then Bishop of Raphoe, who in 1888 aged 32 became the youngest bishop in the world at that time.[1] The Cathedral, located on Castle Street in the town celebrated its centenary in 2001.



Conwal Parish ChurchEdit

Conwal Parish Church is a Church of Ireland located in Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland. It is located opposite St. Eunan's Cathedral at the top of Church Street. The church dates back to the 17th Century.


St. Eunan's CollegeEdit

Saint Eunan's College is an all-male voluntary secondary school. Located in Glencar, Letterkenny, County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland, the building is a three-storey castle with four round towers at each corner of the building. The school is named after the Abbot of Iona St. Eunan, a native of Donegal and patron saint of the Diocese of Raphoe. The college celebrated its centenary in 2006.[2] The college is sometimes affectionately labelled Hogwarts by some students and staff members because of similarities to the fictional school.


Other BuildingsEdit

Many of the Letterkenny's more notable buildings were built in the early 1850s - or earlier. These include historical and educational buildings.


MonumentsEdit

Letterkenny like many towns in Ireland has tried to improve its aesthetic appeal and commemorate its history and achievements with the commissioning of Monuments.


ReferencesEdit

  1. Youngest Bishop ever at the Time
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