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The Interior Decor
Once drawn to the Alter, Tabernacle and Ambo as the central focus, celebrating Christs presence in the Eucharist, the Word and the Community Gathering.
The Pascal Candle represents the light of the Risen Christ against the darkness of the Christ on the Cross.
The sanctuary is framed by the original stained glass windows (1860) and the two new side windows (2009) with messages of 'Peace' and 'Forgiveness'
The Irish Oak Pews and Chairs provide for flexible seating arrangements and make a harmony with the warm and calm colour scheme of the walls.
The Style of the Church
The architectural style of the Church comes from the Gothic Revival of the 1740s with characteristics features of the pointed arches.
Entering the Church
Note the Dineen Holy Watering Font (1931) and the new limestone slabs on the floor. The marble baptismal font was relocated here in 2009 to highlight the Sacrament of Entry into the Faith Community.
Joy and Hope
"The joy and hope
The sorrow and anxiety (Church in the
Of the people of our time, World Today
Especially of the poor - 2nd Vatican
And those who are Council, Para 1)
In any way suffering,
Find an echo in the hearts
Of Christs Disciples"
The Shell of St. James
The Scallop Shell represents St. James, Patron of the Church, Apostle of Jesus, he represents the pilgrimage of life.
Reflection and Prayer
The Stations of the Cross are oil on canvas painting by Cork artist Brian Smyth. Two other canvases representing the Supper at Emmeus and Jesus enjoying the company of Mary and Marth.
The Shrine of Mary and Child (carved from Vicenza Stone) invites us into the reflection spaced on the right of the Sanctuary. In the Eastern Church Mary is almost never represented her Son as She is the one who points the way to His Humanity.
The plaque of Canon McCarthy (1901) convey a warm message of affection and appreciation of his leadership in caring for people
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