St Michael's Church: Gothic Revival splendour in Dún Laoghaire

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
Dun Laoghaire
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In July 2020, it will be 55 years since St Michael's Church in Dún Laoghaire burned to the ground.
dlr Archivist in Residence David Gunning has used archival material and photograph albums, donated to dlr Local Studies in 2015, to curate an online exhibition telling the story of the destruction of this vast Gothic Revival church that once stood in the heart of Dún Laoghaire. Find out about the old church and its importance in the town until its destruction by fire in 1965.
dlr Local Studies also holds further archival material relating to the new St Michael's Church, completed in 1973 which will be digitised and exhibited at a later date.
Use your computer or device to view the exhibition which is displayed using Microsoft Sway, a more interactive way of showcasing our digitised material.
Click images to zoom in and progress through the exhibition via arrows at bottom right of each page. The exhibition is best viewed in landscape mode on devices. 
If you have any comments or queries, or if you have any further photos or information you would like to donate to us, please contact

View exhibition here.