Above is from a photo of a card showing the interior of Holy Trinity (the Father Mathew Memorial Church) as it was sometime in the late nineteenth or, more likely, early twentieth centuries. The altar was not marble but plaster. One of the friars told me that the workmen at one point discovered some of the angels still behind the plasterboard that lines the rear walls of the church. As we are in the middle of Cork, right on the Lee we get a lot of damp and it did quite a bit of damage over the years.
Below is how it looks today.