St. Mary’s Church, Carlow Town

St. Mary’s Church of Ireland,
Carlow town,
Co. Carlow,

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837) tells us of Carlow town parish in the 1830’s “The parish comprises 1955 statute acres, of which about 648 are plantations, a few acres bog, and the remainder good arable and pasture land. ” also of the Church of Ireland “The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Leighlin, and in the patronage of the Crown for two presentations, and of the Bishop for one: the tithes amount to £400. The church is a modern structure, with a beautiful spire terminating at an elevation of 195 feet, having a massive gilt cross presented by the ladies of Carlow: the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have recently granted £488. 4 shillings 10 pence for its repair.”

The Church graounds are locked up and it is difficult to get a good photograph of the church.  These are the best I could do and they were taken September 2014.