ST ANDREW'S CHURCH ON WESTLAND ROW

ST ANDREW'S CHURCH ON WESTLAND ROW I WAS BAPTISED HERE ON THE FIRST DAY OF 1950

I was born nearby on New Years Day 1950 and was baptised on the same day at St Andrew's ... in those days they did not give one much time to consider the possibility of not becoming a Catholic.

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.

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