Visited Oblate Fathers Mary Immaculate Church on St Stephen’s Day. I grew up nearby in Drimnagh and had not visited in years. The original Church was built here in 1856 in sixteen hours by the railway workers from The Great Western and Southern Railway, part of the original wall can be seen in the grounds.
The current Church was built in the 20th century, it’s an impressive structure and stands out as you leave Inchicore heading towards the Naas Road. The Church is very well maintained and still in use. At the rear of the Church is a huge Grotto of the Virgin Mary plus Rosary Way a pathway through
the grounds with markers for the decades of the rosary and as you go around there is the priests graveyard in use since 1856 and three priests were buried here in 2017. The Oblate Fathers have a residence and school in the grounds too.
Back to the Church, there is a fabulous life size Crib to celebrate Christmas. There is some beautiful stained glass windows which fill the Church with amazing colours in a sunny day. And the have a large organ on the balcony. The interior is just amazing, there is the nicest parish Church in Dublin and possibly the country.More