Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, CHURCH (CI, 1812)

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, CHURCH (CI, 1812)
Date: 1812
Nature: 'The church, to the erection of which the late board of First Fruits contributed a loan  of £700, was built in 1812, and has been recently repaired by a grant of £282 from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners:  it is a neat but irregular structure, with a tower surmounted by a slated spire, and contains several mural tablets, among which are two to the Earls of Kenmare, whose family vault is beneath;  the east window is embellished with  a painting oc Christ and the two diciples at Emmaus in stained glass.'.(Lewis)  According to Leslie this work was the completion of the church of 1797.
Refs: Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837), II, 128;  James B. Leslie, Ardfert & Aghadoe Clergy and Parishes (1940), 122.