Irish church

The "Irish church" mentioned in Ulysses is the Protestant denomination known officially as the Church of Ireland. It is identical in all important doctrinal and liturgical respects to the Church of England and part of that faith's worldwide Anglican Communion. Until the passage of the Irish Church Act of 1869 it had been funded by "tithes" imposed on all Irish subjects, causing angry Catholics to agitate for its "disestablishment."

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Saint Patrick's cathedral in Dublin, in a 2015 photograph by Diliff.
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Christ Church cathedral in Dublin, in a 2010 photograph by Ingo Mehling.
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