THE LONGEST NAME FOR A CHURCH THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED
Most people refer to this as Bird Avenue Church.
I must admit that I was surprised by the number of electrical cables on view in my photographs.
I worked for Ericsson which was located nearby and sadly as many employees lived in the parish I attended three funerals services held in this church but the last one was about ten years ago.
The Church of the Immaculate Virgin Mary of the Miraculous Medal was built in 1965 but it has an interesting history. Back in 1954, a competition was held to design a Catholic Church in Clonskeagh. It had to be large enough to accommodate 1,700 people, and cost no more than £150,000. More than a hundred submissions were received which was a record at the time. All shortlisted proposals were modernist designs but, mysteriously, the building that was eventually selected by Archbishop John Charles McQuaid was not one of them.