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Ireland
Clifden - An Clochán
Galway - Gaillimh

Westport Road
(St. Joseph's Church)

Saints' statues around St. Joseph's Church


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Description

There is a calvary group and four saints' statues around St. Joseph's Church (two are identical!):
  1. Calvary group with Crucifix, Saint Mary, Saint John the Apostle and Saint Mary Magdalena.
    Calvary or Golgotha was the site, outside of ancient Jerusalemís early first century walls, at which the crucifixion of Jesus occurred. In religius sculpture, a calvary is a type of monumental public crucifix with two or more adjoining statues (Wikipedia).
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  2. St. Mary Immaculate Conception (at the entrance of the cemetery of the Sisters of Mercy, north side of the church). Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ (Wikipedia).
  3. Sacred Heart Statue (at the priest's graves, south side of the church)
  4. St. Mary Immaculate Conception (south side of the church), identical with no. 2.
  5. St. Joseph with Jesus (south side of the church).
    (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).
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Location N 53°29'22" W 10°1'10"

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