THE BLACK CHURCH – SUMMON THE DEVIL BY RUNNING AROUND THE CHURCH ANTICLOCKWISE
Local lore says that you will summon the devil if you run around the church anticlockwise three times at midnight. I often wonder if anyone has ever run around the church in order to meet the devil.
St Mary’s Chapel of Ease, also known as “The Black Church”, is a former chapel in Dublin, Ireland. Now deconsecrated, it was a church of the Church of Ireland located on St Mary’s Place, Broadstone, Dublin. It is constructed from local calp limestone which takes on a dark hue when wet. This is the origin of the building’s nickname. A chapel of ease is a church building, other than a parish church, that is located within the bounds of a parish for the convenience of those who cannot conveniently reach the main church. The parish’s main church, now also deconsecrated, was St Mary’s on Mary Street.
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