History of St Eunan's:

St Eunan's Cathedral (also known as Raphoe Cathedral) is located in Raphoe, County  Donegal and is dedicated to Saint Eunan (Adomnán of Iona) (627/8 – 704) who was abbot of Iona (679–704).

The oldest part of the present building is the south east corner, which dates back to the 12th century. The rest of the cathedral is a mixture of successive rebuilding and alterations dating from the 17th to late 19th centuries.

A major restoration, virtually a re-building of the medieval cathedral was taken in hand by The Rt. Rev. Dr. George Montgomery around 1605.Montgomery had been chaplain to King James I, and was nominated not only Bishop of Raphoe, but of Clogher and Derry at the same time.

After centuries of modifications and restorations, much of the current building dates from the 1730s. The entrance is by the porch under the tower built in 1738 by Bishop Forster (1716-1744).

By the 1870s, the building again underwent renovation by architect, Sir Thomas Drew, In 1892 he was commissioned to begin a plan of restoration which uncovered much of the medieval fabric while "medievalizing" the greater part of the rest of the building. The cathedral retains the characteristic of many such medieval buildings where larger bodies of clergy offered more elaborate liturgies in that the quire or chancel is longer than the nave.

The Dean & Chapter

The Very Reverend K A L Barrett (2014)
The Venerable D Huss (2013)


The Reverend D W T Crooks (1991) The Reverend H Gilmore (2001)
The Reverend B Russell (2016) The Reverend W Long (2017)

Mrs Renee Goudie


Service Times

St Eunan’s Cathedral, Raphoe

12.00pm Holy Communion (1st, 2nd Sundays)
Morning Prayer (2nd, 4th Sundays)

7.00pm Holy Communion (Except 5th Sunday)

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