Lough Parish Church, Cork

Lough Parish Church, Cork

This red bricked structure is sure to catch your attention by the Lough Road. The Church of the Immaculate Conception (The Lough Parish Church) stands amidst the scenic locale of Lough. At the heart of Lough is a natural lake that puts together the most beauty and tranquil backdrop.

The Lough Parish Church was built throughout the latter part of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. The church is built in a distinct Romanesque style which was brought about by architect George Ashlin in 1880. The premises later underwent refurbishment and enlargement which was carried out by James F. McMullen in the beginning of the twentieth century.

The building comprises of gable roofs and distinct red brick walls. Along with that the walls are supported by limestone platforms, the walls decorated with vitrified brick courses and the roofs have ornate corbels to support the weight. Materials used during the construction of the building like the red brick, grey limestone, the blue vitrified bricks add unique hue and texture to the entire structure.

With stained glass windows, intricate mosaic designs, timber matchboard doors etc. –the interiors of the Lough Church are also quite impressive.

All in all a perfect place for a relaxing walk with an added bonus of visiting a site that is architecturally intriguing.

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Sight Name: Lough Parish Church
Sight Location: Cork, Ireland
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Cork's Medieval and Contemporary Places of Attraction  

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