Urban landscapes: the emancipator’s church

ST. ANDREW’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, DUBLIN, IRELAND

Amidst the bustle of commuters traveling to work, I stepped inside this church (completed in 1843) and found instant peace and silence, with just a few people there for morning devotions. While not as high-profile as St. Patrick’s Cathedral or Christchurch Cathedral, It certainly ranks among the city’s most beautiful places of worship. I was impressed by the stunning ceiling and the overall sense of light.
Fans of Irish history will be impressed to know that the land for St. Andrew’s was procured by renowned political leader Daniel O’Connell (the “Great Emancipator”) and among those baptized here were poet/singer/songwriter Thomas Moore, playwright Brendan Behan and rebel Kevin Barry.
Nikon D7100, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter above the pews.

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