Dominican Church

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This is a magnificent Dominican Church, designed by renowned British architects Ashlin and Pugin. The Dominican order are especially devoted to the Mysteries of the Rosary and it shows in the architecture; check out the mesmerizing, stained glass Rose Window at the front. Building began in 1866 with money raised from a painstaking, penny-a-week collection in the diocese of Tralee. Four years later, the church stood complete, a solid testament to perseverance. Well, not quite complete. The planned spire was never erected as funds fell short, but they did manage to raise the grand sum of £6000 in the end. Many of the original fixtures and fitting remain intact and at the back, you’ll find the relics of Saint John Paul II (former Pope: “People of Ireland, I love you”) and in particular, Saint Maria Faustina, a young Polish Roman Catholic known for her visions of Jesus who dedicated her entire life to the concept of ‘divine mercy’. Soak up some of that compassionate energy and leave feeling a little bit more zen.