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St. Francis Xavier Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

One of the city's finest churches in the classical style, the Jesuit St. Francis Xavier's was begun in 1829, the year of Catholic Emancipation, and was completed three years later. The building is designed in the shape of a Latin cross, with a distinctive Ionic portico and an unusual coffered ceiling. The striking, faux-marble high altarpiece, decorated with lapis lazuli, came from Italy. The church appears in James Joyce's story "Grace."

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Upper Gardiner St., Dublin, Co. Dublin, Dublin 1, Ireland



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Published 01/10/2017


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