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Athlone - Baile Átha Luain
Westmeath - An Iarmhí

Market Square
(Saints Peter and Paul Church)

Saints' Statues at the Ss Peter and Paul Church

artist unknown
1937

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Description

On the four pediments on each side of the church stand statues:
  1. (SE - front) Christ
  2. (NE - river side) St. Peter
    (possibly died AD 67), apostle, first pope; patron saint of locksmiths and confessors. Usually holding the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven in his hand (Wikipedia)
  3. (NW - back) St. Mary with Rosary
    Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ (Wikipedia).
  4. (SW - Army Barracks) St. Paul
    the Apostle, (c. 5 - c. 67 ), persecuted the early followers of Jesus before switching sides and seeking to join them. He was instrumental in creating the Christian Church. He is the protector of tent-makers, theologians and the ecclesiastical press and is depicted with a sword. (Wikipedia).

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Annotation

The church was built 1932-1937 and designed by Ralph Byrne.

Athlone - Baile Átha Luain / Saints' Statues at the Ss Peter and Paul Church

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Location (N 53°25'25" - W 7°56'36")

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Item Code: ie322; Photograph: 21 June 2014
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