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 2010 with new altars and fittings as well as heating. The original interior fittings were largely removed following a reordering in 1970.


“OUR illustration represents the new front with tower and spire and side aisles added to the existing church, after designs by Mr J.J. McCarthy, architect. Much praise is due to the Rev Joseph Flood for his exertions in maturing this architectural work under the usual difficulties which beset such projects intended, will comprise nave 92 by 23 feet, aisles 8 feet 3 inches wide, sacristy, and tower at west end as shown on illustration. The nave is the original structure and the aisles are new. The spire rises to a height of about 116 feet. The walls are of rubble masonry and the dressings of limestone.” The Dublin Builder.

Photograph courtesy, and copyright of Keith J. Allen.