Photo: The Church
The Church Bar & Restaurant
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Saturday 13 October, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 14 October, 12.00pm – 5.00pm
The former St. Mary’s Church of Ireland is one of the earliest examples of a galleried church in Dublin. Built at the beginning of the 18th Century, it boasts many outstanding features, such as the Renatus Harris built organ and spectacular stained glass window.
St. Mary’s closed in 1964 and lay derelict for a number of years until it was purchased by John Keating in 1997. Following extensive restoration over a seven year period, this List 1 building finally re-opened its doors in December 2005 as John M. Keating’s Bar. The tasteful conversion and refurbishment of this Dublin landmark was acknowledged at the Dublin City Neighbourhood Awards 2006, where it won first prize in the category of Best Old Building. In 2007 the building was acquired by new owners and the business was rebranded as The Church. Tours will inlcude the Main Bar, Cellar, Terrace and surrounding Wolfetone Square.