1879 – Our Lady of the Assumption, Magherafelt, Co. Derry

Architect: O’Neill & Byrne


Large French Gothic style church with triple recessed pointed arch doorway and tall three stage tower.

“The church, which we illustrate in this issue, is in course of erection at Magherafelt, County Londonderry, from the designs of Messrs. O’Neill and Byrne, of Dublin and Belfast. The material employed for the walling is freestone, with dressings of same material. The spire rises to a height of 160 ft. The nave measures 112 ft. by 56 ft., the arcade of which is supported by pillars of polished granite, with carved capitals. The ceiling of nave is boarded and panelled. Mr. Matthew McClelland, of Derry, is the contractor.” Published in The Irish Builder, July 1 1879.