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Church of St John the Baptist

The catholic church of St John the Baptist is a fine gothic-style building with its lovely rose window on the gable end. The site for the church was donated by Lord Cloncurry who also contributed to the building fund and presented a stained-glass window which bears his coat of arms.

The church is mentioned in James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man". Joyce describes visiting it with his uncle and pondering what the old man might be praying for 'Perhaps he prayed for the souls in purgatory, or for the grace of a happy death, or perhaps he prayed that God might send him back a part of the big fortune he had squandered in Cork'. The lane at the side of the church is officially known as "the chucks".



Church of St John the Baptist

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Blackrock, Co Dublin

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The catholic church of St John the Baptist is a fine gothic-style building with its lovely rose window on the gable end. The site for the church was donated by Lord Cloncurry who also contributed to the building fund and presented a stained-glass window which bears his coat of arms.

The church is mentioned in James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man". Joyce describes visiting it with his uncle and pondering what the old man might be praying for 'Perhaps he prayed for the souls in purgatory, or for the grace of a happy death, or perhaps he prayed that God might send him back a part of the big fortune he had squandered in Cork'. The lane at the side of the church is officially known as "the chucks".



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