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Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Currow, County Kerry
21304804
View of church from west.
Reg. No.21304804
Date1955 - 1960
Previous NameN/A
TownlandRANALOUGH
CountyCounty Kerry
Coordinates97731, 104734
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC HISTORICAL SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Usechurch/chapel
In Use Aschurch/chapel
 
Description
Freestanding single- and double-height neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church, dated 1957, designed by Patrick J. Sheahan. Comprising ten-bay double-height nave, single-bay single-storey projecting polygonal chapels to north and to south elevations, cut-stone part-engaged belfry to south elevation, single-bay double-height chancel to east gable end, three-bay single-storey sacristy projection to south-east corner on an L-shaped plan and full-height round-headed recessed entrance bay to west gable end. Pitched copper-sheet roof with overhanging eaves and verges. Pebbledashed walls with white quartz chips on yellow render and having render plinth and margins. Round-headed window openings with concrete sills and render surrounds. Nave windows in groups of three with higher centre lancet, all within recessed niches. Round-headed double-height recessed porch with concrete architrave. Render architraves to doorways. Single-volume interior with recessed chancel and west gallery. Flat ceiling with central vaulted compartmented section. Marble altar rails, altar and reredos with canopy over altar. Arched panelling to chancel. Gateways, built c. 1960, to west comprising rendered piers with decorative cast-iron gates and railings.
 
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