Saint Andrew's Parish, Dublin

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St. Andrew's Church is a Roman Catholic church located in Westland Row, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Construction started in 1832, it opened for public worship in 1834 but was not completed until 1837.
The architect appointed to design the church was John Bolger. However, he used the plans for a previous church, in Townsend Street, which had been designed by James Leeson. Assistance was received from Francis Johnston and James Lever. The roof was by Richard Turner. The exterior of the church has a Doric portico with a statue of St. Andrew, sculpted by John Smyth 1776 - 1840, son of Edward Smyth, d.1812, sculptor of the Riverine heads at the Custom House.
On 7 January 1940 ornamentation fell from the ceiling, which prompted an investigation and refurbishment. This started in 1942 when the interior was renovated and painted. All sculptures were restored at the same time.
Dominic Corrigan (1802-1880), a noted physician, is buried in the crypt of the church.
The organ of St. Andrew's was built by John White of Dublin in 1872. It is a large three manual instrument which originally contained many ranks of orchestral Cavaille-Coll pipework. This is no surprise as John White learned his trade in France. However, during the 1976 rebuild a large number of these were lost in favor of more neo-classical stops. If it were to be restored, the organ would be one of the finest in Dublin.
The organist of St. Andrew's since October 2011 is Aleksandre Nisse.
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  • St Andrew's Church, St. Andrew's Church was built in the seventeenth century and was rebuilt in 1793 after twists and turns and burned down in 1860. After that, it is a newly rebuilt building. In the old days, a young woman who was peddling fish died young because of illness. A memorial to mourn this woman is a famous church.
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  • Designed by James Bolger in 1832 and completed in 1837 as Dublin's largest Catholic church. The building of this church was motivated by Daniel O'Connell. Originally Dublins leading Catholic families ...  more »
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  • The most beautiful church I’ve been to. During the day or sometimes in the morning there’s lovely music playing in the background which is lovely. There are beautiful sculptures/ paintings and side chapels (mortuary chapel and nuptials chapel). A must visit.
  • What a lovely church. Absolutely beautiful 😍 on the inside. Was able to get really nice pictures. I was also able to donate in order to light a candle. Holy water was available.
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