The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception

The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, Wexford

The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception

The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception
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Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites

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Mark Benjamin L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates551 contributions
Wonderful gothic architecture
Oct 2019
These two churches are more or less identical and were designed by a Gothic Revival architect friend of Pugin . They are truly magnificent and well worth a visit .
Written 11 November 2019
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sellbydate
Argyll, Scotland25 contributions
Impressive and very beautiful Churches.
Sep 2019
We were staying very near to both churches and attended a service in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, a very beautiful and well designed Church.
Written 26 September 2019
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angelabuffini
Kent, UK16 contributions
Spiritual moments
Jun 2019
lovely church, worth a visit, can pop in any time. car parking is good
too.close to town centre. services each morning and 3 on Sundays
Written 8 August 2019
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rosiemac2018
Belfast, UK144 contributions
Impressive feat of engineering
Aug 2019 • Couples
Spent time in Wexford and did a walking tour when we seen the twin churches. Incredible achievement to construct given they were built only 10 years after Irish Famine
Fabulous stained glass windows, worth a visit
Written 7 August 2019
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Weerobbie
Kingston, Canada969 contributions
Beautiful Structures
May 2019 • Couples
A 5 min walk from each other and downtown, they are worth a quick visit. The structures are magnificent, especially for the unique rock used in the building blocks. The stained glass is also very impressive.
Written 17 May 2019
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Istvan Tibor Toth
407 contributions
The Christian presence in South East of Ireland
Apr 2019 • Family
The Immaculate and The Assumption church is same two eggs monumental same style same dimensions same height for the visitors is absolutely unbelievable
Written 18 April 2019
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Lotto W
2 contributions
Fabulous Building
Feb 2019 • Family
Wonderful building with ornate stained glass windows. The stations of the cross were also very ornate.
Written 23 February 2019
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Elderly Traveller
Bournemouth, UK1,254 contributions
Get a guide
Oct 2018 • Friends
To understand the history, importance and development of these two churches it is best to listen to a local guide. It’s a fascinating story best listened to rather than read. This made better sense as part of a tour of the town. Our guide was amusing and told the stories well in a delightful Irish brogue.
Written 23 October 2018
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,345 contributions
Lovely and Serene
Aug 2018 • Solo
The twin churches of the Assumption and the Immaculate Conception are just wonderful.
The Church of the Assumption on Bride Street seems bigger because it is an open space with a bigger car park so you can fully appreciate it's size. But it's an illusion. They're both exactly the same dimensions!
Both opened in April 1858, the Assumption first, the Immaculate one week later.
Both churches were designed by the same man obviously, Richard Pierse, and both are built in Wexford sandstone and Wicklow granite.
They are both 40.6m long and 18 3m wide with a height from basement to spire if 67.7m. The Immaculate Conception at Rowe Street have produced an excellent free guide that gives such stats you see!
The twins are only 512 metres apart and were built at a time when Ireland was just recovering from the Great Famine. £52,427 was raised by the then Canon James Roche to build them at such time when Ireland was probably never more destitute, an incredible testimony to the peoples devotion
The Assumption at Bride Street boasts a stunning stained glass window on its South wall designed by Henry Clarke depicting saints Aidan and Adrian.
I loved the carved pews in Rowe Street. Rowe Street has the oldest church registers in Ireland, dating back to 1672.
Both churches have interesting "Wexford mosaics at their entrances, a beautiful feature made from pebble paving, stones inset into wet concrete.
Even though these churches are almost identical, don't satisfy yourself with a visit to one, they come as a pair and both need to be seen.
Absoluteky beautiful churches, ekegant and serene. I spent a lovely hour or so between the two of them.
Written 11 August 2018
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Sharon E
Goodyear, AZ201 contributions
Beautiful Churches
Jul 2018
The are both beautiful churches and just a short walk from each other. We visited both churches. At one we attended Mass and talked to several of the Nuns.
Written 23 July 2018
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