Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I celebrated a wedding at St. Patrick's church in Trim co. Meath a few weeks back. The lovely couple should be on their back from sunnier climes by now. All went well and it didn't hurt that they picked this gem of a church for their wedding. St. Patrick's dates from 1891, when the first stone was laid and it was finished in 1902. It is a gothic style church with spectacular stained glass windows and beautiful moasiac work. The marble altars were made by Pearse Brothers, one of whom was the father of Padraig Pearse executed, along with his innocent brother Willie, for his involvement as a leader of the 1916 Easter Rising against the British.

The church is very close to the Castle (one can see one from the other) and is well worth a visit if you're in Trim.  I don't know who the architect was but he did a beautiful job.

sanctuary ceiling

to the left of the altar
behind the altar
front of the sanctuary at the bottom of the steps
the Font
Sanctuary Lamp
frontal view of altar and reredos
part of sanctuary floor mosaics


  1. What a truly wonderful church, thank you for posting these photographs, most enjoyable.

  2. Brother Tom, I took the liberty of using some of these photos for the obituary of the late Fr Seán Anthony Dunne, a Columban born in Trim in 1926 who died on 25 May 2012. http://www.misyononline.com/misyonforum/fathersean/columban-fr-se%C3%A1n-anthony-dunne-rip2



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