Cathedral of the Assumption Thurles | Cathedral Thurles

Cathedral of the Assumption Thurles | Cathedral Thurles

The Cathedral of the Assumption is the mother church of the Province of Cashel and the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly in Thurles, County Tipperary in Ireland.

Cathedral Thurles features a high-domed and elaborate tabernacle. This was designed by Giacoma della Porta who was one of the architects of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and was a student of Michelangelo. This tabernacle was made for the Gesu Church in Rome. When the Gesu was being renovated in the mid-nineteenth century, Dr. Leahy purchased the tabernacle for Thurles. It is made from giallo antico, rosso antico, africano – beautiful antique marbles. The door is bronze with a silver host bearing the letters I.H.S. The two front pillars are Galway marble.


Cathedral Address

Thurles Townparks, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 

 

Cathedral of the Assumption Thurles | Cathedral Thurles