Viewing the simple exterior of the Church of St. Nicholas of Myra on Francis Street in the Liberties area of Dublin City, Ireland, you would never imagine its interior would hold such an array of beautiful colour, texture, and light, in images and iconography.
According to church history, there has been a place of worship on this site since the 11th century, and the original church was built in 1265. The building of the church in its present incarnation began in 1829. It was opened in 1834 and dedicated in 1835. There is treasure to be found here for those interested in genealogy, since the parish registers of the church date back to 1742. In addition the registers hold all of the births of Catholics born at the original site of the Coombe Hospital between 1783 and 1967, as well as some baptismal records for children born on the Isle of Man.
For more information about the church, visit their website via this link --> The Church of St. Nicholas of Myra. For full information about acquiring records, or about accessing a small number of password protected transcribed records, which are available for online viewing, visit this link. As usual, click on each image in order to view a larger version.
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