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St. Werburgh’s Church

Werburgh Street, Dublin 8

This historic place of worship was built in 1178, shortly after the arrival of the Anglo-Normans, and named after St. Werburgh, abbess of Ely and patron saint of Chester who died in 699 AD. As with many of Dublin’s Anglican churches its story is one of destruction and re-construction. The original church was burned down in 1311 (along with much of the city) and was rebuilt.An act of 1715 which passed through the Irish Parliament appointed commissioners for building a new church. In 1719 the church was sufficiently built to permit worship to be carried out but the tower was left unfinished, without either spire or dome. The front porch was once even used to house the area’s fire-engines. This is truly an atmospheric gem, rarely open to the public. Now’s your chance…

Thurs Jan 26th: Hazel O’Connor & Cormac deBarra

Fri Jan 27th: The Rails

Sat Jan 28th: Dermot & Flo

 


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