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
1291

When Ardglass had a Bishop's Court and Ecclesiastic Court

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Saint Nicholas' COI
Saint Nicholas' COI

Site of the Ecclesiastic Court

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Saint Nicholas' COI
Saint Nicholas' COI

Rebuilt in 1810

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Saint Nicholas' COI spire
Saint Nicholas' COI spire

Rebuilt in 1852

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Saint Nicholas' COI
Saint Nicholas' COI

Interior in 1890s

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Medieval Headstone from 1585
Medieval Headstone from 1585

In the porch of Saint Nicholas' COI

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Saint Nicholas' RC Church
Saint Nicholas' RC Church

Built in 1928

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Saint Nicholas' RC Church
Saint Nicholas' RC Church

Before 1914

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Lourdes Grotto
Lourdes Grotto

Built in 1914 and taken down in 2005

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Saint Nicholas' RC interior
Saint Nicholas' RC interior

Wedding of Henry and Margaret Fitzsimons in 1958

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Saint Nicholas RC Interior
Saint Nicholas RC Interior

After alterations in 2005

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Calvary Shrine
Calvary Shrine

Built in 1956

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Ardtole Church
Ardtole Church

Last of the medieval churches

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Ardtole Church
Ardtole Church

View from Sheepland Road

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Ardtole's Glass (NMI vaults Dublin)
Ardtole's Glass (NMI vaults Dublin)

Part of the largest collection of the oldest glass ever found in Ireland

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Saint Patrick's Well
Saint Patrick's Well

In Sheepland

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Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage
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Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage
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Saint Mary's RC Church
Saint Mary's RC Church

Photographed after the restoration of Our Lady of Dunsford

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Choir
Choir

Our Lady of Dunsford's restoration

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Our Lady of Dunsford
Our Lady of Dunsford

Restored statue from the 1300s in Chapeltown

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Saint Mary's RC interior
Saint Mary's RC interior

Wedding of Bob and Maureen Sharp 1956

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Saint Mary's COI
Saint Mary's COI

Built on the medieval site in Dunsford

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Anglo-Norman Coffin Lid
Anglo-Norman Coffin Lid

Preserved in Saint Mary's Dunsford

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