Statues - Hither & Thither

Ireland
Castlebar - Caisleán an Bharraigh
Mayo - Maigh Eo

Chapel Street Upper
(Church of the Holy Rosary)

Saints' Statues at the Church of the Holy Rosary

Rudolph M. Butler
1901 and 1911-12

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Description

There are four saint's statues on and near the Church of the Holy Rosary:
  1. (center of the main façade) St. Mary with Child, crowned and with a rosary.
  2. (trumeau of the main entrance) Unknown saint.
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  3. (on a column to the left of the church) 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.
  4. (on a column to the right of the church) St. Peter (possibly died AD 67), apostle, featured prominently in the New Testament and the Acts of the Apostles. Patron saint of locksmiths and confessors. Usually depicted holding the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven in his hand. Peter is the first Pope (Wikipedia)
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The two statues on columns were added 1911-12 and are attributed to Rudolph Maximilian Butler (1872-1943) of Dawson Street, Dublin

Annotation

The church was built in 1901.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 53°51'28" W 9°18'3"

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Item Code: ie310; Photograph: 21 June 2014
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