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St Patrick's Cathedral (Catholic)

41 Cathedral Road, Armagh, County Armagh, BT61 7QY

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About this venue

Construction of this imposing Cathedral was started in 1840, dedicated for worship in 1873, and its magnificent interior d├ęcor completed in the early 20th century.

Access Guide

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Armagh.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Portadown.

Opening Times (Parish Office)

  • Monday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:30 - 13:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is to the side and rear of the cathedral.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 290cm x 470cm (9ft 6in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 210m (229yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The majority of the car park has a tarmac surface.

Level Change (Pedestrian Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the cathedral from Cathedral Road.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the cathedral from Cathedral Road.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • Comments View
    • The sloped path has a handrail on the left, going up, along the steepest section.
    • Care should be taken on the sloped path as it can become slippery when wet.
    • The slope and steps can be overcome by accessing the cathedral from the car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the cathedral.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are permanently held open.
    • The door opening is 236cm (7ft 9in) wide.
    • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a third set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.
    • The automatic doors are to the left as you pass through the main doors.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance from the side car park.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the cathedral.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played at some times throughout.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Marian's Shrine and Sacristy)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to Marian's Shrine and the Sacristy at the rear.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to Marian's Shrine and the Sacristy at the rear.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The Synod Hall is located on the first floor.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located immediately beyond the rear entrance, in the Sacristy.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 2m (2yd 7in) from the rear entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 125cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 1in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The controls are 110 - 126cm in height.
  • The lift do have Braille markings.
  • The lift do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Grounds

  • The grounds around the cathedral are open to the public.
  • As the cathedral is situated on a hill some of the surfaced paths have stepped sections or moderate to steep slopes.
  • One path is obstructed by fallen trees.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 3m (3yd 10in) from the rear entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in a cubicle in the male standard toilet.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • There is an identical cubicle in the female standard toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 160cm (4ft 9in x 5ft 3in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • Home visits / services are available.