Art and Artifacts

Silver Candlesticks

Silver Candlesticks

These candlesticks are a set of 6, sent as a gift to St. Michael’s Parish in 1769 by Mr. Laurence Carew, a Waterford Émigré in Cadiz in Spain. The Carew family, who established themselves in Cadiz, set up the Carew-Langton Charity in St. Patrick’s Parish to provide...

Monstrance Throne

Monstrance Throne

This silver tabernacle was used for displaying the host during Benediction. It was made for Paul White in 1729. The Whites were an old and prestigious family in both Waterford and Clonmel. Members of the family were prominent in Ecclesiastical and civil life since the...

Gilded Ciborium

Gilded Ciborium

This gilded Ciborium, dated 1629, is from St. Patrick’s Church, Waterford. The existence of Church plate of this quality suggests that the Catholic religion was practised openly and was flourishing during the reign of Charles I. The Ciborium weighs 900 grams and...

Silver Reliquary  – portion of the True Cross

Silver Reliquary – portion of the True Cross

This is an important Reliquary of Silver and bears the inscription: ‘Ista Particula Sacratissime Crucis Pertinent Ad Ecclesiam Cathedralem Sanctissime Trinitatis Waterfordie HIS MAR 1620’ Translation: ‘This particle of the Most Holy Cross belongs to the Cathedral...

Silver Crucifix with Reliquary

Silver Crucifix with Reliquary

The reliquary, now vacant, presumably was intended to enshrine a fragment of the True Cross. The inscription reads: “Pray for Mr. Laurence Carew 1752”. The Crucifix, made by Francis Dearens in 1751, is silver and stands 62 cm in height and weighs 3.75 kg.

Antique Vestments

In the National Museum, Dublin, are very special and precious vestments which belong to the Cathedral but, which were given to the Museum on loan by Bishop Daniel Cohalan in 1948. The Vestments have a strange history, garnished with a noble ecumenical flavour. They...