COLUMBAN HALL – SEPTEMBER 2017 SEA ROAD GALWAY
I photographed this old church back in September 2017 but, much to my annoyance, until today I was unable to identify the building as I could not determine its location [not having GPS can present problems].
I did ask a friend from Galway if she knew this church and she incorrectly identified it as the Jesuits Church on Sea Road which is close by. However having accepted it was on Sea Road I used Google Maps to examine every building on the road and eventually found it but still no details. I eventually found some old advertisements for a concert or play in a hall on Sea Road.
Flanked by terraces of houses, this High-Victorian former Congregational church is a striking landmark in the streetscape. The unusual carved finial, the decorative polychrome surrounds to the window openings, the rose window and the elaborate porch all serve to enliven the structure and display the architectural and decorative breadth of the designers and builder