octagonal St. Catherines, Meath St

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      Paul Clerkin

      “St. Catherine’s comprises nearly the whole of the Protestant parish of the same name. The duty is performed by a parish priest and seven officiating clergymen. The chapel was erected in Meath-street, in 1780: it is a very spacious octagon building of brick, with a gallery along five of its sides, the altar being in the centre of the other three.” Lewis

      Anyone seen an illustration?

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      Octagonal is probably a bit of an exaggeration, the Meath Street Chapel was essentially a square building with splayed corners internally.

      McCullough extracted the plan of the chapel from the 1838 O.S. map and his drawing illustrates the U-shaped gallery that ran around three sides.

      I’m not aware of any actual illustrations of the building.

      The chapel nestled behind the houses on the east side of Meath Street which appear on the left of the drawing.

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      Paul Clerkin

      Damn you Lewis – was hoping it was another St. Andrews.

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