Dr. Bill O' Gorman, from WIT, speaking about this site on WLR

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Waterford Watercolours: The Cathedral

This was the first post - Reformation Catholic cathedral to be erected in the British Isles. The site was granted by the (Protestant) Corporation and adjoined the 'Great Chapel' of penal days. The building was erected in 1793 - 1796 and was the last work of the Waterford architect John Roberts, who is unique in having designed both the Protestant and Catholic cathedrals of a city. It was masked by houses between it and Barronstrand Street. These were demolished in 1893, when the present fa├žade was added.

This painting is part of a collection of watercolours of Waterford by local artist John O'Regan, commissioned by Waterford Civic Trust and sponsored by local bodies and companies. This particular painting was sponsored by Fewer McGinley Associates.

The watercolours were published in a diary for 1992,'93 and '94 after which they were donated to the municipal art collection of Waterford City Council.

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