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The Midlands Sights

St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church

  • Market Sq. Map It
  • Athlone
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Sparkling with its restored granite walls, St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church is a striking ecclesiastical and architectural Baroque landmark that many come to see. Built in a completely different style from that generally adopted in Ireland, the church opened on June 29, 1937 (the feast day of the patron saints of St. Peter and St. Paul). Repair work on the impressive interior included re-decoration of the vaulted ceiling, walls, floors, and pews. Dominating the skyline for many miles around, the twin campanili symbolize the saints, while the squat copper dome adds to the overall grace of this much-loved building. Look out for the six fine stained-glass windows from the famed Harry Clarke Studios in Dublin. The tribute window to St. Patrick is a riot of glorious color.

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Market Sq., Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

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  • Daily 9–6


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