Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Kilkenny

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
St. John's Church
Church of Saint John the Evangelist
52°39′15″N 7°14′46″W / 52.654234°N 7.246133°W / 52.654234; -7.246133Coordinates: 52°39′15″N 7°14′46″W / 52.654234°N 7.246133°W / 52.654234; -7.246133
Location County Kilkenny
Country Ireland
Denomination Roman Catholic
History
Former name(s) O'Loughlin Memorial Church
Founded 1903
Architecture
Completed 1908
Administration
Diocese Diocese of Ossory

The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, or John's Church, is a Gothic Revival style church in Kilkenny, Ireland. The Church was built from 1903 to 1908 on the site of an earlier church located in the graveyard. The grounds contain a trees and greenery.

History[edit]

It was built as the O'Loughlin Memorial Church by the O'Loughlin family of Sandfords Court. The site was donated by James Butler, the third Marquess of Ormonde. It was built to designs by William Hague (c.1840-99), under the supervision of William Henry Byrne (1866–1917).

Architecture[edit]

The lack of ornamentation to the summit indicates that the additional stage and spire projected by Byrne in association with William Hogan was never executed.

External links[edit]