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NEWTOWN ABBEY IN TRIM COUNTY MEATHCHRISTMAS DAY 2022 PUBLISHED JANUARY 2023

The main building is the Church of St Peter and St Paul (sometimes called a cathedral). The abbey church features lancet windows, with Norman-style sedilia to the right of the altar, and a double piscina for washing communion vessels.

A smaller church in the east of the monastery is the parish church of Newtown Clonbun. This is the burial site of Lucas Dillon (c. 1530 – 1592), Attorney General for Ireland and Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer, and his first wife Jane Bathe. Their tomb effigies are separated by a sword of state, and so they gained the local nickname of the “jealous man and woman”.
NEWTOWN ABBEY IN TRIM COUNTY MEATH

THE YELLOW STEEPLEAT ST MARY'S ABBEY IN TRIM COUNTY MEATH

The Yellow Steeple, which does appear to be yellow in some of my photographs, is alleged to have been destroyed by Oliver Cromwell. The story of the tower's destruction is based on local tradition. According to one account, the Yellow Steeple was actually used as a garrison against Cromwell's troops until the tower was destroyed
THE YELLOW STEEPLE AND TALBOT

MAUDLIN CEMETERY IN TRIMFEATURING OUR LADY OF TRIM

The Maudlin Cemetery which was the site of the Leper Hospital of Mary Magdalene, and later a cemetery which was used as a burial ground for the poor who died in the workhouse.
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PRIORY OF ST JOHN THE BAPTISTNEWTOWN TRIM

Adjacent to the old Newtown Bridge that spans the River Boyne stands the ruins of the Priory and Hospital of St John the Baptist. The priory was founded for the 'Crutched Friars' (name is from the wooden staffs they carried which were topped by a cross) by Simon de Rochfort c 1202, about the same time as he founded the Cathedral and medieval parish church. The Friars were Augustinians who ran hospitals and guest houses.
PRIORY OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

FR. ANDY FARRELL WAY15 STATIONS OF THE CROSS IN TRIM COUNTY MEATH

My understanding is that when Trim Castle Hotel was constructed it was necessary to replace a wall partly owned by the church so as compensation the builders undertook to provide the ’stations of the cross’ shown in my photographs.
FR. ANDY FARRELL WAY

BECTIVE ABBEYHISTORIC SITE NEAR THE TOWN OF TRIM

Bective Abbey is a Cistercian abbey on the River Boyne in Bective, County Meath, Ireland.

The abbey was founded in 1147, and the remaining (well-preserved) structure and ruins primarily date to the 15th century. The site, including a nearby car park, were purchased by the state in 2012, and are managed by the Office of Public Works. The abbey, including its early 13th century church, 15th century cloister, and 16th century tower, is a protected structure and recorded on the register of National monuments of Ireland.
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A QUICK VISIT TO BIRD AVENUE CLONSKEAGH AREA OF DUBLIN

Bird Avenue in Clonskeagh is home to a huge red brick church known as the Church Of The Immaculate Virgin Mary Of The Miraculous Medal which is a rather long and complicated name.
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QUEEN OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARYMARIAN STATUE AT THE FORK ON MOUNT DRUMMOND AVENUE

I have an ongoing mini-project to photograph all the Marian Statues in Dublin but I have failed to locate more than about ten or twelve. This one I found by accident in September 2017.
QUEEN OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY

ISLAMIC CULTURAL CENTRE OF IRELAND ROEBUCK ROAD CLONSKEAGH

The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland is an Islamic complex, including a mosque, in Clonskeagh, Dublin, Ireland. It is funded by the al-Maktoum Foundation of Dubai and has a Sunni orientation.
ISLAMIC CULTURAL CENTRE OF IRELAND

ST PATRICK'S CLOSE PILLAR DAMAGED AGAIN

The street in front of Benjamin Lee’s statue at St. Patrick's Cathedral was for a period called Guinness St, before reverting back to St Patrick’s Close. At the entrance to the Close, from St. Patrick's Street, are two large pillars and for many months the top section of the pillar nearest the Cathedral was missing because of an accident. Not long after restoration work was completed it has been, once again, damaged.
WHAT IS THE POINT OF REPAIRING THE PILLAR ONLY TO HAVE IT DAMAGED AGAIN

JESUS THE HOMELESS ON A REALLY COLD DAY IN DECEMBER

Homeless Jesus, also known as Jesus the Homeless, is a bronze sculpture by Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz depicting Jesus as a homeless person, sleeping on a park bench. The original sculpture was installed at Regis College, University of Toronto, in early 2013. Other casts have since been installed at many places across the world.

In recent weeks Peter McVerry Trust has mobilised 35 Cold Weather Beds across Dublin in partnership with @HomelessDublin
JESUS THE HOMELESS

CHRIST CRUCIFIEDMOUNT ARGUS CHURCH IN DUBLIN 25 NOVEMBER 2022

Constituted 1974. The Church and Monastery of Mount Argus have been home of the Passionist Congregation since 1856. The Church houses the shrine of Saint Charles of Mount Argus who lived here from 1857 until his death in 1893. His feast day is celebrated on the 5th January.
CHRIST CRUCIFIED

HIGH CROSS IN A SMALL PARKDOLPHIN'S BARN

This High Cross, which is not very attractive, at Dolphins Barn dates from 1868 and it was originally located in the garden of the priest's house at St James’s Terrace. It was moved to its present location in 1991 which could be described a a very small park across the road from Our Lady of Dolours Church.
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ANOTHER MARIAN STATUECEANNT FORT AT MOUNTE BROWNE

Because of all the protection it was close to impossible to photograph this religious statue.

This caught me by surprise and I cannot find any details online. I do not have any reason to believe that it is not a Marian Statue and I cannot understand why it is protected by such an ugly, and annoying, perspex case. I do not remember seeing any other Marian Statue protected in such a manner and I have never seen one that has been vandalised in anyway. Maybe it needs protection from the elements as it is in an exposed position but many others are.
MARIAN STATUE AT CEANNT FORT

MAUDLIN STREET KILKENNY FEATURING MAUDLIN CASTLE

The Hospital of St. Mary Magdalene in Kilkenny was opened sometime before 1327 (perhaps by William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke in the early 13th century) and it quickly became one of the main leper houses in medieval Ireland. It was on the edge of the city and surrounded by high walls. The entrance was controlled through a gatehouse. It also had a chapel, graveyard and 50 acres of farmland. This hospital had a long association with St. John's Priory, Kilkenny.
MAUDLIN CASTLE

SAINT JOHN'S GRAVEYARDDUBLIN ROAD KILKENNY SEPTEMBER 2022

When I first visited this old graveyard I noted that the colour of the gravestones was different to what I normally see in Irish graveyards [orange/brown rather than grey/white]. I assume that gravestones were covered in what was an orange algae, lichen or fungi however this visited I noticed that, in many cases, the orange material had been bleached pure white
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STATUE OF SAINT DOMINICNEAR THE BLACK ABBEY

Saint Dominic (Spanish: Santo Domingo), also known as Dominic of Osma and Dominic of Caleruega, often called Dominic de Guzmán and Domingo Félix de Guzmán; 8 August 1170 – 6 August 1221), was a Castilian priest and founder of the Dominican Order. Dominic is the patron saint of astronomers.
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ST PATRICK'S GRAVEYARDKILKENNY SEPTEMBER 2022

A picturesque graveyard containing a collection of markers of artistic design significance exhibiting high quality stone masonry. A number of markers dating to the late seventeenth century represent an important element of the archaeological heritage of Kilkenny while serving as a reminder of the mass house, later a Catholic chapel that existed on site until the late eighteenth century.
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MOUNT JEROME CEMETERY26 AUGUST 2022

Today I experimented hoping to produce images that differed in style from what I normally publish online. I used a Canon 1Ds MkIII which is about 15 years old and I used a Voigtlander 40mm f/2.0 Ultron SL II Aspherical Lens. https://dustinabbott.net/2017/05/voigtlander-ultron-40mm-f2-sl-ii-review/

I underexposed and then processed the images through DX0 PureRAW in order to reduce noise. The resulting files were then processed using Adobe Lightroom Classic.

The name of the cemetery comes from an estate established there by the Reverend Stephen Jerome, who in 1639 was vicar of St. Kevin's Parish. At that time, Harold's Cross was part of St. Kevin's Parish. In the latter half of the 17th century, the land passed into the ownership of the Earl of Meath, who in turn leased plots to prominent Dublin families.
MOUNT JEROME CEMETERY

MARIAN GROTTO NCR LIMERICKENTRANCE TO THE LIMERICK EDUCATE TOGETHER SECONDARY SCHOOL

MARIAN GROTTO NCR LIMERICK
I was aware of this Marian Grotto but could never find it until today when I came across it by accident when I noticed a lady bring some flowers up a narrow path.

ST ANN'S HOLY WELLSAINT ANNE'S PARK 15 AUGUST 2022

The well itself dried up in the 1950s, and although Dublin City Council made several attempts to relocate the source, it remains dry as of 2022. The site is still respected, and was visited in 2000 by a formal joint procession of worshippers from the Raheny parishes of the Roman Catholic Church and Church of Ireland. The site was cleaned of soil and vegetation by a specialist contractor in early 2018, the original well opening located, and a safety grille, also keeping leaves out, was fitted over the former outlet.
ST ANN

LARGE HIGH CROSSPHIBSBOROUGH 22 JULY 2022

LARGE CELTIC CROSS IN PHIBSBOROUGH

MOUNT JEROME CEMETERYHOROLD'S CROSS APRIL 2016

Victorian Cemetery In Harold

MOUNT ARGUS CHURCH AND MONASTERYAPRIL 2016

MOUNT ARGUS CHURCH AND MONASTERY

CHURCH AND ROUND TOWER IN SWORDSCHURCH ROAD APRIL 2016

SAINT COLUMBAS CHURCH IN SWORDS

HOLY WELL APRIL 2016WELL ROAD IN SWORDS

HOLY WELL IN SWORDS APRIL 2016

3D REPRESENTATION OR MODELCHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL 26 JUNE

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GOLDENBRIDGE CEMETERY I WAS SURPRISED BY THE FACT THAT IT WAS OPEN 20 JUNE 2022

GOLDENBRIDGE CEMETERY

WINDMILL ROAD AND THE REPARATION CONVENTCONNECTING SOUTH SUMMERHILL TO HIGH STREET

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TWO VISITS TO DOUGLAS GRAVEYARDAUGUST 2021 AND MAY 2022

TWO VISITS TO DOUGLAS GRAVEYARD

MARIAN STATUEHARRINGTON SQUARE AT DILLONS CROSS IN CORK

MARIAN STATUE AT DILLONS CROSS IN CORK CITY

ST FINBARR'S CEMETERY MAY 2022A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

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ST SAVIOURS CHURCHLIMERICK APRIL 2022

ST SAVIOURS CHURCH APRIL 2022

CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRALMAY BANK HOLIDAY 2022

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ST AUDOENS PARK MAY 2022 BANK HOLIDAY

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OUR LADY OF THE ROSARYLIMERICK APRIL 2022

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MOUNT SAINT LAWRENCE CEMETERYAPRIL 2022

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I ABSOLVE YOU AT SAINT SAVIOUR'S BY TIMOTHY SCHMALZ

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ST AGNE'S CATHOLIC CHURCHCRUMLIN VILLAGE

There was no church of any denomination in Terenure until the second half of the 19th Century. The original Catholic church of St. Joseph was designed by William Henry Byrne & Son, constructed between 1897 and 1905, and it’s an asymmetric romanesque building separated from the street by a short fence.

The current building is a large Gothic revival church started in 1904 but later extended in 1952, leaving the altar in the centre of the long nave, and two main entrance fronts. The intended spire was never completed. Inside, there are stained glass windows by Harry Clarke dating from the 1920s – the Crucifixion, the Annunciation, and the Coronation of Virgin in Glory, but unfortunately I did not get the opportunity to photograph them this visit.

From The Building News, May 20, 1898: “At Terenure a new Roman Catholic Church, dedicated to St. Joseph, is in course of erection from designs by Mr. W. H. Byrne, of Suffolk-street, Dublin. The building is Romanesque in style. It consists of nave 46ft. by 30ft., with north and south aisles lift, wide, chancel and sanctuary 70ft. in length and 30ft. wide, side chapels and transepts, and a tower and spire rising to a height of 160ft. The architects are Messrs. Michael Moade and Sons, of Great Brunswick-street, Dublin.”

Architect, of Dublin. William Henry Byrne was born on 17 May 1844. Byrne is particularly associated with Catholic church architecture and was architect to the Catholic dioceses of Killala, Ossory, Tuam, and Achonry and to the Sisters of Charity in Ireland, who ran the Mater, St Vincent's and Temple Street hospitals in Dublin. He was also architect to the South City Markets Co. Dublin, responsible for the reconstruction of the markets after the fire of 1893, and to Pim Brothers' large drapery establishment on the opposite side of South Great George's Street. He was architect to the North Dublin Union and architectural adviser to the Congested Districts Board and to the Inspectors of Lunatics. In 1903 he acted as assessor in the competition for a new public library in Drogheda.


ST JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCHTERENURE

There was no church of any denomination in Terenure until the second half of the 19th Century. The original Catholic church of St. Joseph was designed by William Henry Byrne & Son, constructed between 1897 and 1905, and it’s an asymmetric romanesque building separated from the street by a short fence.

The current building is a large Gothic revival church started in 1904 but later extended in 1952, leaving the altar in the centre of the long nave, and two main entrance fronts. The intended spire was never completed. Inside, there are stained glass windows by Harry Clarke dating from the 1920s – the Crucifixion, the Annunciation, and the Coronation of Virgin in Glory, but unfortunately I did not get the opportunity to photograph them this visit.

From The Building News, May 20, 1898: “At Terenure a new Roman Catholic Church, dedicated to St. Joseph, is in course of erection from designs by Mr. W. H. Byrne, of Suffolk-street, Dublin. The building is Romanesque in style. It consists of nave 46ft. by 30ft., with north and south aisles lift, wide, chancel and sanctuary 70ft. in length and 30ft. wide, side chapels and transepts, and a tower and spire rising to a height of 160ft. The architects are Messrs. Michael Moade and Sons, of Great Brunswick-street, Dublin.”

Architect, of Dublin. William Henry Byrne was born on 17 May 1844. Byrne is particularly associated with Catholic church architecture and was architect to the Catholic dioceses of Killala, Ossory, Tuam, and Achonry and to the Sisters of Charity in Ireland, who ran the Mater, St Vincent's and Temple Street hospitals in Dublin. He was also architect to the South City Markets Co. Dublin, responsible for the reconstruction of the markets after the fire of 1893, and to Pim Brothers' large drapery establishment on the opposite side of South Great George's Street. He was architect to the North Dublin Union and architectural adviser to the Congested Districts Board and to the Inspectors of Lunatics. In 1903 he acted as assessor in the competition for a new public library in Drogheda.


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