Nineteenth Annual Festival

Friday 10 January  to  Sunday 19 January 2014


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St Patrick's Cathedral

St Patrick's Cathedral first conducted services from 1851 onwards, the parish of Ballarat was instituted in 1852.The first Parish Priest was Father Matthew Downing,who selected in 1853 the two acres site for this church which was granted under a crown Grant in 1855.
The style of the church is early Gothic from the era of Edward the 1st in the 13th Century.