Re: Re: Brother Michael Augustine O’Riordan
Old Parish Church, Chapel Lane, Charleville, Co. Cork, (1812).
This large rectangular monocameral church in the classical style was built in 1812 and served the parish of Charleville until 1902 when replaced by the present neo-gothic parish church. Since then, it has served as a parochial hall. It has been almost completely denuded of its interior while some of its exterior has been clad in modern poorly built service wings.
Effectively, all that is left of the building is its facade which is crowned by a truly beautiful bellcote supported by ionic columns. Relatively recently, the original gating and pallasiding have been removed.
I am not sure that this building has been placed on the register of protected structures. Could anybody check thta point, please?