Kilmore Cathedral

Inserted into the north wall of the 19th century Cathedral of St Feidhlimidh in Kilmore Upper is a beautifully decorated 12th century Romanesque doorway. It is believed the doorway was removed from a monastery located on Trinity Island in Lough Oughter, the doorway may have been moved to Trinity Island from an even earlier church. The four ordered doorway features decorated chevrons around the archway with superb intertwined animal heads, see image below, on the jambs. St Feidhlimidh, aka Felim of Phelim, was a 6th/7th century hermit and priest. In the field to the south of the Cathedral is a holy well also dedicated to St Feidhlimidh.

Four-Ordered doorway

Chevron design

The Cathedral of St Feidhlimidh

St Feidhlimidh's Well

Situated: From Cavan Town head northwest on the R198 (Railway Rd). After 5.5 kilometres, there is a cemetery on your left, take a right turn here. The Cathedral is 170 metres up here on your right.

Discovery Map 34: H 3839 0355. Last visit Nov 2013.

Longitude: 7° 24' 53" W

Latitude: 53° 58' 47" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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