Church of the Immaculate Conception, Roman Catholic, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
It was built in 1880 and is worth a visit. Recent renovations during the 1990s have restored the interior of the church to its former splendour. It was designed by S. C. Ashlin of Dublin. Pure Gothic of the early French style the church consists of a nave, aisles, transepts, two chapels and a baptistery. In the gables of the nave and transepts are three large wheel windows, while the apse-shaped sanctuary has stained glass lighting which represents the Nativity, the Visitation and the Assumption of Our Lady.
Dunlewey Parish Church (Moneymore), Co. Donegal
Standing at the foot of Mount Errigal, the very distinctive Dunlewey Church makes full use of a majestic setting. It is a perfect place for the wedding ceremony. Nearby reception venue: Rathmullan House.
Guogane Barra Oratory and Forest Park, Co. Cork
Guogane Barra is an area of outstanding natural beauty, which is associated with St. Finbarr, the patron saint of Cork. The oratory located on a small island in the middle of a lake is one of the most romantic places in Ireland to get married.
Holy Cross Church, Roman Catholic, Charleville, Co. Cork
The foundation stone of this very beautiful Gothic-Revival church was laid by Dr. Robert Browne, Bishop of Cloyne, on September 18th 1898. The foundation stone names M.A. Hennessy as the architect and D. Creedon as the builder. Stained-glass windows are from the workshop of Harry Clarke. The church was consecrated and officially opened in May 1902 by Dr. Browne. The spire and belfry were not completed until 1910. Its cathedral-like tower and spire form a landmark, visible from a great distance.
Monkstown Parish Church, Church of Ireland, Dublin, Co. Dublin
This church is one of the best examples of 19th century Church architecture in Britain and Ireland, yet it does not receive the interest it should. Sitting at the heart of the town this was the work of renowned architect John Semple who improved upon the original 18th century building to bring it close to what we see today.
St Peter and St Paul Church, Roman Catholic, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
This impressive building with twin towers often mistaken for a cathedral was designed by Ralph H. Byrne who also designed Mullingar and Cavan cathedrals. The church was completed in 1937. The architecture is a mixture of baroque and classical. Interior consists of three large vaulted cells each framed by side chapels and seems to be always full of light even on the rainy days.