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St Nicholas' Church

St Nicholas' church
© St Nicholas' church

The church of St Nicholas is in the large housing estate of Westbury on the Athlunkard Road before Larkin's Cross. The church was blessed and opened by Bishop Newman and Fr Oliver Plunkett PP on December 20 1992. McInerney Construction built the church and the architect of the church was Mr Seán Dempsey of Clontarf in Dublin. Mr Dempsey designed the Westbury estate.

Joseph  Blessed Virgin
© Statues of St Joseph and the Blessed
Virgin Mary in St Nicholas' church

On the right-hand side of the church, there is a statue to Mary and a shrine to the Sacred Heart. There is a statue to St Joseph and a shrine to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour on the left. There is also a painting to commemorate the Jubilee year 2000, by Carmel Flanagan, a parishioner. There is a crucifix behind the marble altar. To the right of the altar is the baptismal font.

The seats on the right and left-hand sides of the church are pine and were originally the property of the Salesians Sisters in Brosna, Co Offaly. The oak seats in the centre of the church were originally part of the Good Shepherd Convent in Clare St in Limerick.

Jubilee Painting  

Altar in St Nicholas' church
© Jubilee Painting and Altar in St Nicholas' church

The high altar, tabernacle and the Stations of the Cross originally belonged to the Christian Brothers of Sexton St in Limerick City.

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