THE BUILDING IS ON OFFALY ROAD AND THERE IS A SCHOOL NEXT TO IT
I had hoped to photograph the interior of the church but all the doors were locked so I could do nothing more than photograph the built environment close to the church.
The Church of Christ the King is a Catholic church in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland. It was built in 1933-34 in the Romanesque Revival style, and is one of the largest churches in Dublin. The church is dedicated to Christ the King, a title that was introduced by Pope Pius XI in 1925. The title “Christ the King” is based on the words of Jesus himself, who said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matthew 28:18). The title also refers to the Book of Revelation, which describes Jesus as the “King of kings and Lord of lords” (Revelation 19:16).
The church is located on Offaly Road, in the heart of Cabra. It is a large, imposing building, with a tall bell tower. The exterior is made of limestone, and the interior is decorated with stained glass windows, mosaics, and statues.
I was informed by a local resident that the Stained Glass Windows were by Harry Clarke but as I was aware that St. Peter’s Church on Cabra Road was well known for its Harry Clarke windows I decided to investigate the claim and discovered that National Inventory of Architectural Heritage Site states that the stained glass windows were created by Mayer of Munich.
Note: A bridge in Cabra, north Dublin has been named after one of the State’s greatest stained-glass artists. The Cabra Road Bridge in Dublin 7 has become The Harry Clarke Bridge, following requests from local residents. Clarke’s work is displayed in the nearby St Peter’s Church in Phibsborough. He created more than 160 stained-glass windows for religious and commercial commissions throughout Ireland, England, the US and Australia. He also illustrated books for Harrap and Co in London.