Year - 1904
Belfast Cathedral
Donegall Street
028 9032 8332


  • Date: The original parish church of St Anne's was built in 1776. The Cathedral was built between 1889-1904 on the same site.
  • Architect: Original Parish Church- Francis Hiorne. Cathedral- Sir Thomas Drew
  • Style: Hiberno-Romanesque.
  • Extensions: Multiple extensions throughout the 20th Century. Notably by architect William Henry Lynn.
  • Relationships: Thomas Drew was a prominent ecclesiastical architect. He designed churches and cathedrals across the country, and is credited with alterations to St Patrick's Cathedrals in Dublin and Armagh. Lynn was responsible for buildings such as Carlisle Memorial Church, the Bank Buildings (Primark) and Belfast Central Library.
  • Use: Site of worship since 1776.
  • Notable: Funeral of Edward Carson (1935), The first 'Black Santa' Christmas Sit Out (1976), Recent visit of King Charles III (2022).
  • Stop 1 on the North Belfast Heritage Trail  - Start your journey here (next stop St Patrick's School on Donegall St).

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