All Saints Church Blackrock

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All Saints Church Blackrock

Contact Person

Jimmy O'Sullivan
Heritage Officer

Telephone

087 2265013

Date

30th June - 1st September

Time

2-4pm (Saturday)

Location

Blackrock

Cost

Free

Event Description

All Saints church is a must-see building. Built in 1870, in the early English Gothic style, its design through the clever arrangement of its different parts creates the appearance of a building that has grown organically over time. The church seems to be larger than it is, and this impression is echoed in its interior which is light, bright and dominated by the splendid exposed roof of trusses, purlins and rafters. The building is enriched by high quality Arts and Crafts furnishings dating from the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries: excellent stained glass, murals, high quality wood carving, and a mosaic backdrop to the chancel. The twelve stainedglasswindows, dating from 1875 to 1925, include the outstanding examples of the work of Wilhelmina Geddes. There are extensive canvas panels painted by Brigid Ganly in the chancel and baptistery, and a long hand-knotted carpet made by the Dun EmerGuild runs through the choir to the altar rails. The interior has been described as “a veritable treasure chest of high quality church furnishings.” Free self guided tour. This tour is wheelchair accessible.

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