ON THORNCASTLE STREET
I entered into this church from Thorncastle Street which features a complex of flats designed by Herbert G Simms. There were two people inside but they immediately left which is a pity because I do not like disturbing people at prayer.
The name Thorncastle dates back to the 1200s, when the Fitzwilliams granted land to their ally, Walter de Ridelford the Lord of Bray. On this land, he built a fortress surrounded by a whitethorn hedge (hence, ‘thorn’ ‘castle’) within his South Dublin township.
I checked Wikipedia for information relating to the church and I must admit that it must be the shortest entry that I have seen to date: “St. Patrick’s Church is a Roman Catholic church in Ringsend, Dublin”. There was a photograph but it is one of my photographs.
A different source provided the following information: “St Patrick’s Church is a Roman Catholic church in Ringsend, Dublin, Ireland. It was built in 1832-33 to a design by William Henry Byrne.