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16 April 2013

1870s – Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Ballymore, Co. Westmeath

Quirky-looking church, originally constructed around 1845, with later additions from the 1870s. The tower was eventually completed in 1948 by Simon Aloysius Leonard. Known locally as the “Famine Church” as construction started at...

16 April 2013

1862 – Church of the Immaculate Conception, Moate, Co. Westmeath

Architect: J.J. McCarthy Earlier church with new front, spire, and aisles added in 1860-62 by J.J. McCarthy. Dedicated in 1862, the internal work was finally completed by 1868. The interior was renovated in...

16 April 2013

1872 – Design for English Church in Rome

Architect: George Edmund Street Published in The Building News, May 24, 1872: “THE Church proposed to be built for the English congregation in Rome was designed by Mr. G. E. Street, for a...

16 April 2013

1824 – St. Philip and St. James Church, Booterstown, Co. Dublin

Architect: John Bowden & J. Rawson Carroll Constructed on a site donated by the Earl of Pembroke and funded a grant by the Board of First Fruits, a further donation of money by...

15 April 2013

1899 – Carmelite Abbey, Loughrea, Co. Galway

Architect: W.H. Byrne Church of 1820, by an unknown architect, under the supervision of Fr Gannon, the superior at the time, who also supervised the construction of the monastery and the convent. Renovated...

15 April 2013

1938 – St. Colman’s Church, Gort, Co. Galway

Architect: William Hague / Ralph H. Byrne St. Colman’s has been under construction, or at least renovation, for over one hundred years. The original church of 1828 was by either James or George...

15 April 2013

1864 – Convent of Mercy Chapel, Society St., Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Architect: James F. Kempster Gothic chapel designed by the County Surveypr for the Sisters of Mercy convent. The spire on the short tower is quite distinctive. Photograph courtesy, and copyright of Keith J....

15 April 2013

1931 – Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Creagh, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Architect: Ralph H. Byrne Built from fabric of earlier church of c.1850 from Custume Barracks in Athlone, that was dismantled (to be replaced by a new church) and extended by Ralph H. Byrne....

10 April 2013

1881 – Chapel, Kylemore, Co. Galway

Architect: J.F. Fuller Memorial chapel commissioned by Mitchell Henry as a family mausoleum upon the death of his wife in 1875. Located on the lake shore some distance from the castle is highly...