#7: For The Greater Glory Of God
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In this episode we will learn how, with the appointment of a new bishop, came a renewed ambition to complete the cathedral. We’ll hear how the architects, builders and craftsmen retuned to work on further enlarging and enhancing the cathedral. During this third phase of building, an extraordinary transformation would take place, that would lead to the much-extended and sumptuously decorated cathedral that we know today.

Coming soon

Episode 8: The Great Fire Of Newry.


This episode was written, presented, and produced by Mark Byrne. Research was by Micheál Murphy, Louis Spencer, Desmond McMahon, Edmund Murtagh, Dalton Short, Mark Byrne and the Reverend Edward Campbell. 

Guest readers for this episode were Catherine Yates, Desmond McMahon, Dalton Short.


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


Rev Edward Campbell, Cathedral of Ss. Patrick and Colman Newry - Brief Historical and Descriptive Survey, Bennett Printers, Newry, 1948


The Ulster Herald, Saturday 4th March 1905

Belfast Newsletter, 18th November 1905

Dundalk Democrat, Saturday, 28th July 1906

Freeman’s Journal, December 31st, 1906

Freeman’s Journal, 14th September, 1910

Dundalk Democra, Saturday 28th July, 1906

The Evening Echo, 16th June, 1906

The Irish Independent, June 5th, 1907

Dundalk Democrat, June 20th, 1908

Freeman’s Journal, February 9th, 1909

Belfast Newsletter, Monday 11th October, 1915


British Jews in World War One - Lehmann Oppenheimer: https://www.jewsfww.uk/lehmann-oppenheimer-533.php

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