Hi folks, sorry to bump a year plus old thread.
Does anyone have any interior shots of Saint Weburgh's?
I've just completed a (bloody tough!) 5,000 word+ project on St. Werburgh's Church, which took me everywhere from S.C Hughes to Gilbert, and the RCB to the NLI. Through the incredible and thankfully surviving Proctors accounts and Vestry books, not to mention the archives of the House of Commons, Dublin Fire Brigade and more besides. (see this gem, of the two early fire engines in the church, the origins of the term 'parish pump politics' of course)
Sadly, St. Werburgh's is undergoing very extensive renovation, to the point visiting it is for the time being unpermitted. I've visited it already over the course of this but it was essentially a scaffold site! These images of the current preservation efforts are of course a part of the story of the church too. I noted images were uploaded in this thread, though they're no longer on the server. If anyone has images I'll credit them accordingly.
St. Werburgh's is a beautiful and fascinating church with an incredible story. I wasn't deterred from choosing it as a church of choice by its present state, though I must admit to being shocked at the lack of images of the church in the public domain.You know things are bad when even informatique on Flickr has nothing! It's tragic a building with links to everyone from Thomas de Burgh to Lord Edward Fizgerald should have ever fallen into such condition.
I run the Dublin culture site Come Here to Me which frenquently dabbles in social history and archiseek has proven a great resource over the year. I'm a long term lurker and first time poster
/////On a sidenote,some of you may enjoy this. Over the course of the summer I spent some time working as a historical tour guide in our beautiful city. On numerous occasions, I was told by tourists as we stood in the yard of Dublin Castle that their bus tour of the city had told them that Saint Werburgh's never had a spire, owing to lack of finances! Incredinle.