Tuesday 11 September 2012

Thursday 6 September 2012

St Michan's Church, Smithfield

St Michan's, built on the site of an early Danish Chapel  from 1095 AD, is almost dwarfed by construction from following centuries. The current building dates largely from a reconstruction in 1686, but is still (possibly) the only parish church on the northside of the river Liffey surviving from a Viking foundation.
While the exterior of the church may be unimpressive, the interior boasts some fine woodwork, and an organ (dated 1724) on which Handel is said to have composed his Messiah.

Monday 3 September 2012

Sunday 2 September 2012