050 St Paul's, Arran Quay, 1977 [Roman Catholic]
St Paul's Church was built on Arran Quay in 1835. It was designed by the architect Patrick Byrne who also designed St Audoen's, St James's, and the Church of the Immaculate Conception ('Adam and Eve's) among others. The distinctive tower was completed in 1843. St Paul's served the Catholic residents of the densely populated north inner city. This congregation declined in number after the 1950s when locals began to move away from the city centre to the suburbs, especially Cabra. The church is now closed to the public.
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