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Co. Westmeath

12 June 2013

1834 – St. Brigid’s Church, Raharney, Co. Westmeath

A simple T-plan catholic church constructed shortly after the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829. Typical of many constructed at this time, renovated by William A. Scott in 1903.

02 May 2013

1827 – St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Richard Richards / Rawson Carroll Designed by Richard Richards, an architect and builder from Roscommon, to the usual Board of First Fruits plan. Richards was responsible for several Church of Ireland buildings...

02 May 2013

1930 – Church of the Four Masters, Friary, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Jones & Kelly A twentieth century church with a Hiberno-Romanesque design including a round tower, Romanesque doorways and paired round-headed window openings. The interior has round-headed arches dividing the nave from the...

02 May 2013

1861 – St. Mary’s Church, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: John Bourke Constructed between 1857-61., and considered one of Bourke’s finest works. The exterior is dominated by the slender tower and spire, with a set of five lancets with alternating blanks and...

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...

07 March 2013

1902 – St Columcille’s Church, Ballynahown, Co. Westmeath

Architect: William Hague Designed by William Hague but completed after his death by his younger partner T. F. McNamara. Tower and spire look to have been constructed over time, with different stone –...

07 March 2013

1865 – Methodist Church, Northgate St, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Alfred G. Jones Unusual looking Methodist church with two side gateways incorporated into the main facade, surmounted by two solid pinnacles. Like many Methodist chapels of the period in the UK, it...

22 January 2013

1814 – Moydrum Castle, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Richard Morrison Described in 1837 by Lewis, “About a mile and a half from Athlone on the Leinster side of the Shannon is Moydrum Castle the handsome residence of Viscount Castlemaine a...