J0407 : The tower of St Nicholas RC Church, Dundalk

taken 4 years ago, near to Dundalk, Dowdallshill, Carnbeg and Saint John's Bridge, Louth, Ireland

The tower of St Nicholas RC Church, Dundalk
The tower of St Nicholas RC Church, Dundalk
Dundalk has two churches dedicated to St Nicholas, one Roman Catholic and other Church of Ireland.

J0407 : St Nicholas CoI Parish Church, Dundalk
St Nicholas Catholic Church, Dundalk

Seven years after the 1851 consecration of St Patrick's it was decided that the parish needed a second church. Land was bought for 100 and a door to door collection was set in train in the parish. As the parish web-site puts it "A week later the people handed in the sum of two thousand pounds for the new Church" [This would be the equivalent of 176,000 in today's money]. 3000 was eventually spent on the construction but the work proved substandard and ten years later considerable remedial work was needed. Then on the eve of WWII the church was enlarged and renovated. In 2001 and yet again in 2008 major restoration work was undertaken.

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Tuesday, 5 July, 2016   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 9 July, 2016
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Religious sites  City, Town centre 
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Irish: geotagged! J 047 078 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:0.5710N 6:24.1515W
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