The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Catholic Church of St. Mary's College on Military Road. O 154 321. © Gerard Close (2015).
Church of Mary Immaculate, Refuge of Sinners (R.C.) on Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines. Interior view, and the impressive dome. Mike advises that Rathmines parish was created out of St. Nicholas Without parish in 1823. The first church was consecrated in 1830, though the present church dates from 1856. O 154 321. All © Hilary Tulloch (taken on behalf of Mike Berrell). Another view, © Gerard Close (2015).
Church of the Holy Child (R.C.) on Thatch Road, Whitehall. O 169 385. © Gerard Close (2016).
Sacred Heart (R.C.) at Donnybrook. © Aidan McRae Thomson.
St. Bartholomew (C.I.) at Ballsbridge. © Aidan McRae Thomson.
The former St. Kevin (CoI, 1883) on South Circular Road. Gerard advises that this church closed in the mid-1990's, and has since been converted into flats. O 151 326. © Gerard Close (2015).
St. Kevin (R.C.), also on South Circular Road. O 153 327. © Gerard Close (2015).
St. Joseph (R.C.) at Terenure. © Aidan McRae Thomson.
St. Laurence O'Toole (R.C., 1969) at Kilmacud. O 196 279. © Gerard Close (2012).
St. Michael and St. John (R.C.) on Exchange Street Lower was converted from the famous Smock Alley Theatre between 1811 and 1815. It finally closed in 1989, and following archaeological investigations from 2009, re-opened as a theatre in 2012. © Adam McCurdy (2015). Comprehensive history on Wikipedia. Link.
St. Michan (CoI). Interior view - note the pulpit behind the congregation. Both © John Balaam (2008). Link. Adam McCurdy has advised that the pulpit commented on is in fact now rarely used, and gives it a date of 1724.
St. Peter (R.C.) at Phibsborough. © Aidan McRae Thomson.
St. Werburgh (CoI, 1719) stands on the site of earlier churches. The present one originally had a spire, taken down in 1810 as it was feared it could be used to fire into Dublin Castle yard, which it overlooked. © Adam McCurdy (2015). Link1. Link2.
Unitarian Church (1863) on St. Stephen's Green. O 157 333. © unitarian.co.uk. This, and many other old engravings on this website, are reproduced from the downloadable books on the Unitarian Church Headquarters website here. The books are Pictures of Unitarian Churches by Emily Sharpe (1901) and the 1914 edition of Nonconformist Church Architecture by Ronald P. Jones M.A, (Oxon), and the images are reproduced by kind permission of James Barry of Unitarian Church Headquarters. My appreciation also to Mike Berrell for his efforts in this regard. A modern view, © Gerard Close (2012).
22 July 2016
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