Categories of Special Interest
Architectural, Artistic, Historical, Social, Technical
In Use As
1800 - 1840
Detached single-cell church, built c.1820, with four-bay north elevation, blank elevation to south and single-bay apse to east. Single-bay porch to north elevation. Pitched slate roof with limestone copings. Roughcast rendered with ashlar limestone details to west gable and to porch gable. Carved timber tracery to stained glass windows with exterior weather glazing, set in pointed arched windows to nave and apse and in round-headed window to west gable.
The interior of Newtown Church contrasts with the interior of many Roman Catholic churches in Ireland, as it is relatively unadorned. Though simple and quite austere, the interior features in this church were executed with skill and precision. In contrast with the rather plain exterior and interior, is the Harry Clarke stained glass window, which forms an interesting addition due to its colour and elaborate design.