Armagh

Armagh the seat of an archbishopric in Ireland. This church was founded by St. Patrick in 444 or 445. The chapter is composed of five dignitaries, four prebendaries, eight vicars choral, and an organist. The present cathedral is built of red sandstone, and is cruciform--184 by 119 feet. It has recently been repaired and beautified, chiefly at the cost (£10,000) of the present lord primate. A new Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral occupies the principal height to the north, and the primatial palace that to the south of the cathedral. There is a fever hospital for forty patients, maintained by the present primate, and a lunatic asylum for four counties. The archbishop is Primate and Metropolitan (f all Ireland, and has an income of £12,087 a year. The present incumbent is Lord J. G. Beresford, translated from Dublin in 1822.

 
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