Statues - Hither & Thither

Ireland
Tralee - Trá Lí
Kerry - Ciarraí

Day Place
(Dominican Holy Cross Church)

Saints' Statues at the Dominican Church


1871

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Description

The Dominican church has two statues in the front facade and a tympanum above the main door.
  1. Above the left door: St. Dominic
    (Spanish: Domingo), often called Dominic de Guzmán (1170 - 1221), founder of the Friars Preachers, popularly called the Dominicans or Order of Preachers (OP) (Wikipedia).
  2. In the top gable: Unknown (a pope).
  3. Tympanum of the main door: Crucifix flanked by six figures, monks and saints (incl. a pope).

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Annotation

The church was designed by the Gothic Revival architect George Ashlin in 1866 and consecrated in 1871.

Tags

Location N 52°16'5" W 9°42'32"

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