Knightly Flags of St. Patrick's Cathedral - Tracy McCrackin Photography
Knightly Flags of St. Patrick's Cathedral - Tracy McCrackin Photography

Knightly Flags of St. Patrick's Cathedral

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In 1192, John Comyn, first Anglo-Norman Archbishop of Dublin elevated one of the four Dublin Celtic parish churches, this one dedicated to Saint Patrick, beside a holy well of the same name and on an island between two branches of the River Poddle, to the status of a collegiate church, i.e., a church with a body of clergy devoted to both worship and learning.

 

The Choir stalls of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral once famously served as a Chapel to “The Most Illustrious Order of the Knights of Saint Patrick.” This organisation was founded by King George III of England in 1783. It was an order of chivalry and the title of “Knight of the Order” was given to its members.

Members of noble Irish families swore loyalty to the King in order to be installed as Knights of the Order. One particularly famous event took place in 1842, when Prince Albert of Saxe-Coberg-Gotha (husband of Queen Victoria) was installed into the Knights. Today, the banners and hatchments relating to families who were members of the Order at the time of this change are still on display in the choir stalls of the Cathedral.

Add this "Knightly Flags of St. Patrick's Cathedral" image to your walls.  It's a fascinating, timeless image into the history of Ireland and his Knights.  It will spark great conversations with your friends and family.  Your image will be printed using high-quality papers with a high color accuracy, which guarantees that your prints will last a lifetime without fading.