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St Peter's Church

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Address: Church Lane | Saint Peter's Place, Drogheda, Ireland
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Have We Lost Our Head?

I am not sure what is worsehere...rating a church or going into one to photograph an actual head of a man decaptiated for his faith. Oh well...if you're here, pop in and see this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 June 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

I am not sure what is worsehere...rating a church or going into one to photograph an actual head of a man decaptiated for his faith. Oh well...if you're here, pop in and see this. Not sure I have seen one in such good shape before. ( ok..that does sound a little creepy...I hear it now.) I hope this review helps!

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Lakeland, Tn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

Very helpful, informative staff, interesting cathedral located in the historic area of Dublin. For those who might be interested, you can see the preserved skeleton of a cat and mouse, discovered a few years ago in an organ pipe.

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Irish couple in Paris
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2013

A beautiful church - well worth a visit. Humbling to see St Oliver Plunkett's head on display and realise how he gave up his life for the Catholic Church.

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Douglas, Cork
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013

As part of our bus tour to Belfast, we stopped here to see the head of St Oliver Plunkett. What a lovely church. Beautifully decorated. There were quite a number of tourists around the head, but we also visited the rest of the church. There was a relic of the true cross at the right hand side and a wall... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

This Church is beautiful. Very old style, huge stained glass window at the back and wonderfully carved alter area. Its quiet and peaceful and feels very spiritual inside. It is right in the town centre so access to it is very easy. The most interesting art of it is the shrine to Saint Oliver Plunkett to the left of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

The stained Glass windows are just about the best you will ever see, and so many. Could do with a light behind the large one at the front to show the quality at night time.....breathtaking

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Drogheda, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

Lets face it how many places are there where you can see an actual saints head and its not just a skull its a mumified head. St Oliver was hung drawn and quartered in England his story is painted on the wall of the church where he has his own separate area with artifacts including his cell door, yes its... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

Part of me feels like it is a great place because with this church you can see the sad condition of where religion has gone in Ireland, but at the same time it is terrible because the focus is not on Jesus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2012

Another example of a truly beautiful Roman Catholic Church......stunning architecture. Equally interesting is the actual decapitated head of Oliver Plunkett, on display in a specially made glass shrine. Really taking morbidity to a whole new level! Apparently they take the gead out from time to time to show it off! Unusual!

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2012

An absolutely brilliant moving experience. Free admission to see the actual head and body parts of the martyerd ST Oliver Plunkett, also view the preserved door of his cell. Well worth a visit to Droghedas main street.

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