OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY CHURCH [ENNIS ROAD – NORTH CIRCULAR ROAD LIMERICK]-130669
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When I first saw this I was not sure if it was a Roman Catholic church because of the style of the building.
The second half of the twentieth century saw a break with the historicist approach to church architecture in Ireland. Our Lady of the Rosary’s design is a good example of such a break with tradition, with a bold use of materials that contrasts and yet maintains an Italianate inspired design. The church was designed by Frank Corr and Liam McCormick and the builders were P. Molloy & Sons. Its was innovative in the use of materials as it was decided in 1950 to erect a structure that could be built quickly and, if necessary, dismantled and re-erected to fit in with the shape of the expanding population in the parish. This church and its contents occupy a significant place in the history of Irish ecclesiastical art.