Kilrush / Askamore Parish
St Brigid`s Parish Church Kilrush.
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|The church is sited in beautiful surroundings on an
elevated site donated by a kind parishioner. It is set in the foothills of the Black stairs
Mountains and looks across at a lovely view of Mount Leinster. The soft, domed effect of
the building, as seen from the outside, is meant to reflect the rounded granite hills
which form its background. This will become more pronounced when the copper roof weathers
to soft green. The church is octagonal in shape and was designed by Albert Lennon. The St
Brigid's Cross motif is seen in the stained glass and other ornamentation. The alter is a
large block of Mount Leinster granite. The foundation stone was laid in March 1969 by
Bishop Herlihy who eight months later, solemnly blessed and dedicated the church on Sunday
23rd November 1969.The church was build by P. Furlong & Sons Bunclody. The church was
designed to implement fully the liturgical objectives of the second Vatican Council. The
only decoration to the simple lines of walls and ceilings are the stations of the cross
originally in the old church but altered to suit the new surroundings. A new bungalow type
Parochial House was erected at the same time as the church.
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