On January 25th and 26th Waterford will celebrate its unique Twin Georgian Cathedrals, and the birth three hundred years ago (on January 26th 1714) of the designer of both cathedrals, Waterford man John Roberts.
On Saturday 25th, Historian Julian Walton will give talks in both Cathedrals, beginning at 4pm in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Barronstrand Street, and continuing at 5pm in Christ Church Cathedral, Cathedral Square.
The talks will be followed at 5.30pm by the launch of a new Chapter of the Georgian Society.
On Sunday, 26th, there will be two special services in the Cathedrals, following the liturgy of the late eighteenth century when they were built. Matins will be sung in Holy Trinity Cathedral at 10am and a Candle Lit Choral Evensong will be held in Christ Church Cathedral at 4pm.