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Catholic Church

St. Mary's Catholic Church

Designed by J.J McCarthy, a pupil of Pugin, in Neo-Gothic French Norman style and consecrated in 1876. The site, originally a house and grounds owned by Archdeacon Michael Fitzgerald was donated to the Christian Brothers in 1859. The brothers opened a school and remained in the town until 1880.

Of partiuclar interest in the Church are stained glass windows in the Apse with Coates of arms, the carvings on the pillar capitals including little animals on the pillars under the organ loft and the round window over the west door.

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