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This photograph presents the Carlow Cathedral (Carlow town, County Carlow, Ireland).

Carlow Cathedral was started in 1828 and completed in 1833, in Gothic style. The main architect was Thomas Cobden, but the cathedral was the brain-child of the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, James Doyle (J.K.L.), a prominent champion of Catholic Emancipation, who died the year after the cathedral was opened and is interred in its walls. A sculpture, by John Hogan, in memorial to the bishop was finished in 1839.

I have to admit that I have already explored the idea of showing a church through the partially open gate, two such photos are already in my gallery. I believe this is a good trick to enrich the composition of otherwise rather plain church shot.

With uploading the photograph from County Carlow I am getting closer to my aim of presenting at least one shot from every Irish county (see the map). At the moment there are no photos from Carlow Town in TE collection. 14 shots are under the whole County Carlow, however at least 4 of them are there by mistake (1 from Giants Causeway, 1 from Powerscourt Garden, 2 are presenting a nice beach, but Carlow has no access to the sea etc.).
Therefore I am especially proud to show you another town which was never seen on TE before.

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