Coordinates: 53.275089, -9.046828
St Patrick’s 19th Century Church grounds contains the graves of some of the priests who have served St Nicholas’ parish over the years and which are enclosed in a walled-off plot to the left of the front of the 19th Century Church. One of the monuments was previously located closer to the road in what is now a tarmacadam area, but was moved in the 1970’s.
In 1972, the modern St Patrick’s Church in the same grounds was opened by Bishop Michael Browne. The old church was reduced in height with its stained glass removed and windows altered dramatically. It was later repurposed as a community centre. The old church is registered in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (Registration Number 30314024) where the high quality of the ashlar masonry and stone carving is noted and it is rated of regional significance. The modern church is also dedicated to St Patrick and scenes from his life are depicted in the stained glass windows.
Dr. Jim Higgins, Heritage Officer, Galway City Council.
This project was funded by the Heritage Council and Galway City Council as an action of the Galway City Heritage Plan.