#2: The Architect: Thomas J. Duff
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In episode one we heard how the foundation stone had been laid and building work on the cathedral was finally underway. In this episode we pause to tell the story of the cathedral architect, Thomas J. Duff. It is a story of great triumph and terrible tragedy.

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This episode was written and produced by Mark G. Byrne with additional material adapted from the works of Dr Paul Larmour and Dr. Christine Casey and others. You can find references listed in the description. Our guest narrator was Fr Callum Young.


Original music ‘Piano Trio in G 1. Allegro Moderato’ composed specially for this series by Kevin Canavan. ©2022 Kevin Canavan. All Rights Reserved. Soundcloud.com/kevycanavan


Paul Larmour, 'That eminent and tasteful architect', Perspectives, No. 1 (Sep/Oct 1998), 58-63.

Christine Casey, ‘Unfinished Business: Thomas Duff of Newry’ Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society Vol. XXIX, No. 3, 2019

Tomás Ó Fiaich and Liam Ó Caithnia (ed.), Art Mac Bionaid: dánta (1979);

Caesar Otway, Tour in Connaught (1839), 184.

Freeman’s Journal, February 22, 1822

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