The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Dublin, County Dublin

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Blessed Sacrament Chapel (the building between the flags) on Bachelors Walk. Interior view. Both John Balaam (2007). Link.

Catholic Church of St. Mary's College on Military Road. O 154 321. Gerard Close (2015).

Christ Church Cathedral (C.I.), properly The Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity. Another view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.

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, Whitheall. O 169 385. Gerard Close (2016).

Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (R.C.) on City Quay. Adam McCurdy (2015). Link.

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom (R.C.) on St. Stephen's Green is Newman University Chapel. O 158 332. Gerard Close (2012). Another view, showing what may be a bell turret. Adam McCurdy (2015).

Sacred Heart (R.C.) at Donnybrook. Aidan McRae Thomson.

St. Anne (CoI, 1707) on Dawson Street. Also known as the Church in the Heart of the City. O 160 337. Gerard Close (2012). Link.

St. Audoen (CoI) on High Street is the oldest surviving, and only medieval, parish church in Dublin. Adam McCurdy (2015). Link1. Link2.

St. Audoen (R.C., 1841-7) on Cornmarket is now used by the Polish Catholic congregation. Adam McCurdy (2015). Link.

St. Augustine and St. John on John's Church Lane. Note the unusual rectangular tower. A huge Pugin church, built 1862-1895. Two interiors - 1, 2, and a window, All Adam McCurdy (2015). Link.

St. Bartholomew (C.I.) at Ballsbridge. Aidan McRae Thomson.

St. Catherine (R.C.) on Meath Street. Adam McCurdy (2015). Link.

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. Mary's Pro Cathedral (R.C.) on Marlborough Street. Interior view, the pulpit, and the fine tomb of Archbishop John Troy (d. 1823). All Adam McCurdy (2015). Link1. Link2.

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. Patrick's Cathedral (C.I.), from an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.

St. Paul (R.C.) on Arran Quay. Its Wikipedia entry dates it to 1835-7 and says that it is now home to a Syrian Christian congregation. Christopher Skottowe (1960). Link.

St. Peter (R.C.) at Phibsborough. Aidan McRae Thomson.

St. Stephen (CoI) on Upper Mount Street. Christopher Skottowe (1960). Link1. Link2.

St. Teresa (Carmelite, R.C.), on Clarendon Street. Interior view. Both John Balaam (2010). Link.

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.

Trinity College Chapel. Adam McCurdy (2015). Link.

Unitarian Church (1863) on St. Stephen's Green. O 157 333. 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).




04 March 2023

Steve Bulman

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