Sunday, 14 September 2014

Carrickfergus Visit

I have visited the historic town of Carrickfergus, County Antrim, this afternoon, as part of the European Heritage open days.

The Barony of Carrickfergus is a subsidiary title of HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

The Castle hasn't changed greatly (!) since my last visit several years ago.

It retains its fascination, though, having stood here for over eight centuries.

Dobbs mural plaque in St Nicholas's Parish Church

AFTERWARDS I ambled across the road, to the parish church of St Nicholas, an ecclesiastical building of considerable antiquity.

This church is celebrated for its association with the Chichester family, Marquesses and Earls of Donegall.


The Chichester Monument is located at the end of the Donegall aisle.


Many members of the family are interred here.


There is also a mural monument to Thomas Legg, Mayor of Carrickfergus in the late 18th century.

1 comment :

Garth said...

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