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The Black Church

The church got its name from the calp limestone used in its construction. On wet days it can take on a dark guise. It's actual name is St Mary's Chapel Of Ease and dates back to... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2016
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

The church got its name from the calp limestone used in its construction. On wet days it can take on a dark guise. It's actual name is St Mary's Chapel Of Ease and dates back to 1830. It was deconsecrated in 1960 because of the diminishing numbers at its services.

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Reviewed 7 March 2015

This iconic Dublin landmark has a pleasing aspect, in all light and weather conditions. Its common name refers not to any nefarious events that may have taken place here, but to the darkened tones the stone has when wet. When viewed against a blue sky it looks gorgeous, in the rain the contrast is remarkable. It was deconsecrated in the... More 

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Reviewed 18 June 2011

The black church is listed on the tourist maps and I thought it would be interesting to check out. It's at least 30 minutes of walking if you're in the center of the city. The church has the same gray color on the outside as all other churches, and the inside of the church has been converted to an office... More 

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