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Title: St Maelruain's C of I Church, Main Street, Dublin, South Dublin County
Authors: National Inventory of Architectural Heritage
Keywords: Gable-fronted Gothic Revival church
Seven-bay nave
Y-tracery lancets
drip moulding
gabled parapet
single-stepped buttresses
spiked pinnacles
corner buttresses
Triple lancet windows
multiple string course
Tudor-arched double-leaf timber door
medieval church tower
Rough-dressed coursed rubble walls
Four-stage bell tower
irregular part-crenellated parapet
polygonal projecting corbelled stair turret
Monolithic early Christian stone font
Three-bay cottage
John Semple
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2002
Publisher: Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Description: Detached gable-fronted Gothic Revival church, built 1829, restored and remodelled in 1891. Seven-bay nave with slender Y-tracery lancets under drip moulding and gabled parapet to each separated by single-stepped buttresses with exaggerated spiked pinnacles. Clasping corner buttresses with multiple mouldings rising to ornately carved pinnacles. Triple lancet windows with drip moulding under projecting multiple string course following eaves line to east and west facades. Entrance porch with Tudor-arched double-leaf timber door joins west tower of medieval church to present building to its north. Rough-dressed coursed rubble walls. Pitched slate roof. Four-stage bell tower, irregular part-crenellated parapet and polygonal projecting corbelled stair turret to south-east corner. Monolithic early Christian stone font in graveyard. Three-bay cottage inside dressed stone gate piers and cast-iron gates to graveyard.
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