Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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My god, there is some tortured rhyme in that poem, I can see why he wrote anonymously.
That’s sad about Byrne’s fate, you’d have thought that the church might have looked after their old architect after such a lifetime of service.
a grainy image of the mortuary chapel in Goldenbridge Cemetery.
I don’t doubt that the Mortuary Chapel in Goldenbridge Cemetery is by Byrne as you suggest, but does the nice ‘distyle in antis’ composition not look a tiny bit more refined than we’re used to seeing in Byrne’s work, say as at St. Paul’s Arran Quay, while Leeson, on the other hand, did appear to have a slightly lighter touch when it came to Greek Revival detailing, if the proposal for Nicholas of Myra is anything to go by.
Penny Journal image of original proposal for Francis Street Church, attributed to Leeson.