St Mary’s is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ossory.It is located on James Street, Kilkenny, Ireland.
Saint Marys designades av William Deane Butler (c.1794-1857). Han valdes av biskop William Kinsella (1793-1845) som anstiftade byggandet av St Marys i februari 1842. Arbetet började i April 1843 och avslutades i 1857. På söndag 4 oktober 1857, Maria hade sin grand opening, som bestod av en två-och-trekvarts timme ceremoni som började vid 06:15.Kostnaden för byggnaden beräknas ha varit £ 25.000.
St Marys is made of cut limestone and locally. The cathedral has a cruciform plan, and its style is described as “Early English Gothic.”  The design is thought to have been based at Gloucester Cathedral in Gloucester, England.It is located on the highest point in Kilkenny City and is a significant local landmark.
The cathedral is variously called “St. Mary”, “Church of St. Kieran,” and “Cathedral of the Assumption”.
St. Mary’s has a famous sculpture of the Madonna by Giovanni Maria Benzoni (1809-1873).
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