CHURCHES

Ardglass has a rich ecclesiastic history. After the Norman Conquest of Ulster Ardglass was made a centre for religion. An ecclesiastic court was established here in the middle ages and the Bishop's Court was nearby. When the town was rebuilt by William Ogilvie it had churches for four Christian denominations. Today three remain.

1291
When Ardglass had a Bishop's Court and Ecclesiastic Court
Saint Nicholas' COI
Site of the Ecclesiastic Court
Saint Nicholas' COI
Rebuilt in 1810
Saint Nicholas' COI spire
Rebuilt in 1852
Saint Nicholas' COI
Interior in 1890s
Medieval Headstone from 1585
In the porch of Saint Nicholas' COI
Saint Nicholas' RC Church
Built in 1928
Saint Nicholas' RC Church
Before 1914
Lourdes Grotto
Built in 1914 and taken down in 2005
Saint Nicholas' RC interior
Wedding of Henry and Margaret Fitzsimons in 1958
Saint Nicholas RC Interior
After alterations in 2005
Calvary Shrine
Built in 1956
Ardtole Church
Last of the medieval churches
Ardtole Church
View from Sheepland Road
Ardtole's Glass (NMI vaults Dublin)
Part of the largest collection of the oldest glass ever found in Ireland
Saint Patrick's Well
In Sheepland
Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage
Saint Mary's RC Church
Photographed after the restoration of Our Lady of Dunsford
Choir
Our Lady of Dunsford's restoration
Our Lady of Dunsford
Restored statue from the 1300s in Chapeltown
Saint Mary's RC interior
Wedding of Bob and Maureen Sharp 1956
Saint Mary's COI
Built on the medieval site in Dunsford
Anglo-Norman Coffin Lid
Preserved in Saint Mary's Dunsford
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