Churches

Listed alphabetically by County and town

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Page updated 6/8/2017


Co.Armagh

Protestant Cathedral, Armagh

Armagh Protestant Cathedral Emerald pu 1906

Emerald series card p.u. in 1906.

St Patricks Cathedral Armagh Drawing

A view from the other side of the Cathedral drawn by artist Donald S Nelson and dated 1972.


CLARE

St.Senan’s Roman Catholic Church, Kilkee, Co.Clare

st-senans-catholic-church-kilkee-co-clare-npo-dexter

An absolutely ghastly monstrosity consecrated in 1963 and which replaced an earlier church on the same site. According to the parish website the ‘design‘ was inspired by the Catholic cathedral of Coventry, England and built by a local building contractor. It shows on both counts! Seating for 1,100 worshippers.

Card by NPO Dexter.

CORK

St. Finn Barr’s Cathedral, Cork

St Finn Barr's Cathedral Tuck

A rather fine card of Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral by Raphael Tuck & Co.


DONEGAL

Presbyterian Meeting House, Stranorlar

Presbyterian Meeting House Stranorlar NO publisher

A fine pile which was completed in 1908 and which replaced a more modest thatched structure previously in use. Unknown publisher.

Loads of information here: Centenary Celebrations Stranorlar Presbyterian Church


Dublin

St.Columba’s College Chapel

The Chapel, from the North West, St.Columba’s College, published by R.A.P.Co.Ltd., London EC4 for the Warden, St.Columba’s College – sold on eBay 5/8/2017 for £13.50.


 

St.Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

St Patrick's Cathedral CARDALL

An interesting view of the interior by Cardall Ltd., Dublin.

St Patricks Cathedral Stewart and Woolf

Above: An exterior view of St.Patrick’s Cathedral in the attractive ‘silhouette‘ series by Stewart & Woolf.


St.Mary’s Abbey, Howth

Howth Abbey

No publisher indicated.

Still extant today and more information about the Abbey may be found here.


Mary Immaculate, Refuge of Sinners Church, Rathmines

Rathmines Church MILTON SERIES

A striking landmark on Lower Rathmines Road. More details here.

An early view by Milton.


The Pro-Cathedral, Marborough Street, Dublin

One of my least favourite churches – perhaps it’s the cramped location, perhaps it’s the crude design? Anyway here it is in all of its glory from the Wrench Series No.1972.

More here: www.procathedral.ie/about-us


Cong Abbey, Co.Galway

Wrench series No.1956.


KERRY

Ardfert Cathedral, Co.Kerry

Ardfert Cathedral Valentines

A Valentines view of the cathedral.

More here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardfert_Cathedral

Londonderry

RC Church, Desertmartin

RC Church Desertmartin Doo Well Cards

The strangely named Desertmartin gets its name from the Irish Díseart Máirtín, meaning “hermitage of St. Martin”. I always wondered until tonight – Wiki is truly the fount of all knowledge!

An early card by Doo-Well Publishing Co., Ballymena – printed in Germany.


Longford

St.Mel’s Cathedral, Longford

St Mels Longford W&RS Series for Stoker Longford

Built between 1840/1856 St.Mel’s Cathedral served the RC community of Longford until it was completely gutted by fire in 2009. It has since been fully rebuilt and reopened for services in 2014.

Card is in the W&RS series published for Stoker, Longford.


Offaly

St.Brendan’s R.C.Church, Birr, Co.Offaly

BIRR Valentines

Nice Valentines view but why is there a man standing on the bridge parapet?