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If the rain comes - The Black Church

Saint Mary's Chapel of Ease in silhouette, more commonly known as The Black Church, because the rain turns the limestone a very deep shade of black. A striking Gothic Revival building, built in 1830 designed by John Semple, the church was deconsecrated in 1962, had major refurbishments and now is being used as a series of offices.


In Dublin Folklore The Black Church was the place where you could see the Devil (if you dared)
by walking backwards around the church three times.
July 1986 The Black Church Saint Mary's Place Broadstone
Dublin Ireland