Photographer's Note

Couple of days ago I planned a blue hour trip with darek1978 to take pictures of the famous Four Courts building, which I uploaded before.
Walking along the quay I have noticed this tiny charming church. I tried to find it in lonely planet guidebook to Dublin, or DK eyewitness travel guidebook, and even in wikipedia -NOTHING!
Because the sharpness of this shot was good enough I was able to read a small inscription: "St Paul's Church - Smithfield". That facilitated further search and the results are included below.
I just realized how much tourists are dependent on the guidebook writers and their tastes. I believe this church, may be not spectacular, but at least is worth mentioning. At least there should be cross on the map. And there wasn't...

St Paul's Church, Arran Quay, Dublin
St Paul's dates from 1835-37, was designed by Patrick Byrne, and is one of the most prominent buildings on the city quays. Patrick Byrne was a prominent church architect of the time and was also responsible for St Audoen's on nearby High Street. A fine portico with four Ionic columns fronts the church to the river in a very prominent site, especially for a catholic church which were usually sited on quieter back streets. The tower was completed in 1843 and gives the church a visibility along the quays except from the east where it is blocked by the dome of the Four Courts. It is currently closed to the public after a decline in numbers living in the parish.

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