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Rathmines (Ráth Maonais in Irish) is a suburb on the southside of Dublin, about 3 kilometres south of the city centre. It effectively begins at the south side of the Grand Canal and stretches along the Rathmines Road as far as Rathgar to the south, Ranelagh to the east and Harold's Cross to the west.
(source: wikipedia)

Mary Immaculate Refuge of Sinners Church, Rathmines, Dublin
Built in 1854 "in the greek style" by Patrick Byrne and later extended by W.H. Byrne who added the portico and pediment. This pediment is inscribed "Mariae Immaculatae Refugio Pecatorum". It was destroyed by fire in January 1920 but it was rebuilt and reopened by 1922. At this time, the massive copper dome was enlarged making it a landmark in this part of the city.
The interior is dominated by the interior of the dome and is incredibly bright owning to the clear glass favoured for the windows after the fire. Many of the altar fitting survived the Vatican II reforms.
(source: www.irish-architecture.com)

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it... (Matthew 7:13-14).

The photo was slightly enhanced with HDR due to fantastic but not uniform illumination of the church, hence some noise present which I decided to keep as I believe it adds a unique atmosphere here.

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