Tuesday 31 May 2011

Drumcondra (2)

Technically, this post breaks our rules because this small Lourdes scene is not publicly accessible.  This hastily grabbed snap (thanks C!) comes from a private garden in Drumcondra and just had to be shared...

Sunday 29 May 2011

O'Rahilly House, Ringsend, Sacred Heart Shrine

Sometimes you go looking for a Marian Shrine and find a statue of the Sacred Heart.

I think this replaced an earlier Marian Shrine.

The Good Shepherd.

Saturday 28 May 2011

Church of the Most Precious Blood, Cabra, Dublin 7

The first, and so far only, Fatima representation we've come across.

The parish website shows images arranged under the arch - link.
You can see a glimpse of the church itself in this image.

From left: Lucia Santos, Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto.


Thursday 26 May 2011

Wednesday 25 May 2011

An CheathrĂș Rua/Carraroe, Co. Galway

In Carraroe, Co. Galway you can find two shrines, both depicting apparitions, within half a mile of each other on the same road.

The first is a small shrine located outside the local health centre.

Figure with clogs off.  

The next shrine along the road is located outside of the parish church.

With staff.

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Ringsend

Not really a shrine, more a statue, but interesting nonetheless. Photographed from Ringsend Bridge.

I should have gotten more of the church and less of the sludge in this photo. Not sure what I was thinking.

Monday 23 May 2011

The Timberyard, Cork Street

And now for something completely different.

This is the timberyard on Cork Street. The statue predates the building, and was sited nearby.

This is viewed from the northeast - you'd walk by it on Cork Street and not know it was there.

Didn't manage to catch the whole plaque when photographing it - it seems to refer to the relocation.  Anyone know the full text?

Sunday 22 May 2011

Alexandra Road, East Wall

This is brilliant. Erected by the workers of Alexandra Road, only visible from Alexandra Road.

Viewed from East Wall Road. Or rather, not viewed.
Nice use of a re-entrant corner.
Like many Marian Shrines, it dates from the Marian year of 1954. The somewhat intriguing plaque above seems later - In Memoriam/Hughie Conalty/Thanks for the laugh and memories.
The outstretched hands and the motif of crushing the serpent underfoot echo the representation on the Miraculous Medal.

Saturday 21 May 2011


Located at the bridge over the river Tolka on Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9.