Christ Church, Clifden

Privacy Level: Public (Green)
Date: 1789 to 2016
Location: Clifden, County Galway, Irelandmap
Profile manager: David Loring private message [send private message]
This page has been accessed 263 times.

Christ Church, Clifden is a Church of Ireland Church in Clifden, County Galway.

As we know it today, Christ Church replaced an earlier church on the same site dating from 1810. That early church ceased to exist in the middle of the 19th century and was replaced by a new church built in two stages from 1853 to 1864.

The new church was designed by the County Cork born architect Joseph Welland, who had worked with John Bowden in the Board of First Fruits on such projects as Saint Philip and Saint James’ Church in Booterstown and Saint Stephen’s Church in Mount Street, Dublin (The Pepper Canister) before later working with the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
The church was designed in 1850 and the nave and chancel were constructed in 1853, with the attached bell tower on the southeast corner added in 1864.
The relatively new church was damaged by storm on 21st November 1881. See an extract from the Galway Express newspaper dated 26th November 1881.
The graveyard appears to be well maintained.
The following unique family names appear in this table.
The earliest recorded birth year is 1789 and the last recorded year of death at the time of collation was 2016


Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.