St Fintan’s Church

Photo: Fr. Liam Lacey

St Fintan’s Church

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Saturday 14 October, 1.00pm – 5.00pm

After World War II, the north-shore of Dublin Bay saw a huge suburban expansion. St. Fintan’s was built in response to the needs of Sutton’s new residents. Designed by Andy Devane, a parishioner and principal architect of Robinson, Keefe, and Devane, it was erected in 1973 and is widely considered to be one of the more attractive of Dublin’s new churches. Its atrium acts as a transition from the outside to the interior of the Church. The atrium contains the impressive Church bell tower, which is the highest landmark in the area. The interior is fan-shaped, with the roof rising to the Crown of the Sanctuary, which is lit in shafts from the slats above. Both interior and exterior walls are ribbed concrete, the impression being taken from fishing ropes. This sets the Church in its coastal location, and serves as a fitting place of worship and community gathering for today’s residents who continue our rich traditions of Faith and Culture in the 21st century.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. Due to unforeseen circumstances, tours of St Fintan's Church will now begin at 1pm. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Designed by: Andy Devane
Building Date: 1973
Location: Greenfield Road, Sutton, Dublin 13

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