Statues - Hither & Thither

Ireland
Rathvilly - Ráth Bhile
Carlow - Ceatharlach

The Square
(St Patrick's Catholic Church)

Saints' statues at St. Patrick's church

Pearse and Sharpe
1886

Rathvilly - <i>Ráth Bhile</i> /  Saints' statues at St. Patrick's church

Description

On the facades and on the grounds of St Patrick's Catholic Church in Rathvily are three saint's statues:

Rathvilly - Ráth Bhile / Saints' statues at St. Patrick's church
1. St. Patrick
Rathvilly - Ráth Bhile / Saints' statues at St. Patrick's church
2.Unknown
Rathvilly - Ráth Bhile / Saints' statues at St. Patrick's church
3. St. Joseph

1. St. Patrick

In a niche above above the entrance. The statue was a gift of the workmen on the Tullow and Baltinglass extension line of railway, which runs by the village of Rathvilly, and was unveiled 9 April 1886.
St. Patrick (Modern Irish: Pádraig) 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the 'Apostle of Ireland', he is the primary patron saint of the island.

2. Unknown

in the front facade of the truncated tower.

3. St. Joseph

Polychrome stone statue of St. Joseph with lilies, in the garden to the south of the church; with on the socle the prayer:

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Sancte Joseph
immaculatae
Virginis Dei Canihicis Sponse
Custos providentissime divinae
Familiae et Ecclesiae Catholicae
Patrone ora pro nobis

St. Joseph (Hebrew יוֹסֵף, "Yosef"; Greek: Ἰωσήφ), the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God, his "heavenly father") (Wikipedia).

Annotation

Gothic Revival style Catholic church designed by the architect W. Hague and built 1886.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 52°52'50" W 6°41'44"

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