St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church, Enniscorthy: Address, Phone Number, St. Mary's Church Reviews: 4.5/5

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Vee999
Moncton, Canada75 contributions
lovely gem
Jul 2019
This little church is worth spending some time exploring. The guide, Gerry is knowledgeable and passionate about the history.
Written 31 August 2019
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John B
Epping, UK132 contributions
Church of Ireland in the middle of Enniscorthy
Aug 2019
Saint Mary's is over shadowed by the cathedral which vast and dominates the town , but St Mary's is a little gem I took 50 people to the last year of all faiths and they loved it a must to visit
Written 24 August 2019
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,345 contributions
Beautiful Church in the Heart of Enniscorthy
Aug 2018 • Solo
I enjoyed a quick visit to St. Mary's Church in Enniscorthy where I was met by a very friendly parish secretary who was more than happy to talk about the church and answer any questions I had. She explained that the church has always attracted visitors and most were disappointed to find it closed as it has only recently been manned outside of services. I think that is a great idea as this lovely, homely church deserves to be seen.
An excellent free leaflet produced by the parish gives you a good insight into the place and its history. It is a neo-gothic structure built in the 1840's at a cost of £4,000 after the original church on this site was wrecked during the 1798 rebellion. In 1850 the huge tower and spire were added giving the church the extraordinary presence it has today.
Inside is very serene and peaceful, a beautiful ambience actually. It has curious brass railings about 8 feet from the wall that divides the pews all the way up. The secretary postulated that this could have been something to do with the gas lines that used to power the lights.
Irregular troops occupied the church tower during the Civil War in July 1922 before they were induced to leave.
As well as the nearby St. Aidan's Roman Catholic Cathedral, St. Mary's spire dominates the skyline as you approach the town. Indeed in 1994 when St. Aidan's was being renovated, the rector opened the doors of St.Mary's and the Roman Catholics and Church of Ireland shared this lovely church for nine months, a wonderful story of neighbourly cooperation and respect!
It is right next to Enniscorthy Castle and just a few steps from the pedestrianised shopping streets like Rafter Street. Definitely worth a call.
Written 11 August 2018
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