Open House Tours

Saint John's Church, Abington

Details:

1–3pm, Sunday October 20th
Last tour 2.30pm
Regular 30min tours by Bertie Swanton
FREE, First Come Basis
Disabled Access

Building:

Abington, Murroe, V94 N230
Architect: Joseph Wellan, 1870

Description:

Historical Visionaries: Stories of well-known Limerick landmarks and hidden corners.

St John’s Church Abington is the only Church of Ireland left in the Diocese of Emily. It is a picturesque high Victorian church.

This church was designed by the architect James Rawson Carroll and was opened on the 7th November 1870. It was financed by donations from Sir Matthew Barrington and Lord Cloncurry. The building cost £1,100. The French Gothic style of this church shows the development of church architecture from the time of the Board of First Fruits single-cell and tower arrangement. The chancel to rear and the porches, which are distinguished by their ornate entrances, enlivens its form. 

Well composed, the façade is enlivened by its use of alternating sandstone and limestone voussoirs, and sandstone dressings, which provide textural and chromatic variation, whilst the tower with its decorative spire provides a focal point of the Gothic Revival design.

National Inventory of Architectural Heritage

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