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March 2, 1906

This is the chapel of the Presentation Convent, Waterford. The light coming in the stained glass windows makes it very atmospheric, but also unfortuately obscures a lot of the architectural and other detail... And that's a real shame, as thanks to beachcomberaustralia, we now know that this chapel was designed by the very famous English architect and designer, Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812–1852).

 

From the website of The Pugin Foundation:

"Former Presentation Convent, Slievekeale Road. Designed 1841, constructed 1842-63. Some fittings and furnishings after 1852 by Edward Welby Pugin. Traditional monastic layout around a quadrangular cloister. Some minor modifications but essentially intact, including rood screen. Conversion of the convent (a protected structure) to a health centre by Waterford firm DHB Architects completed in May 2009."

 

Date: Friday, 2 March 1906

 

NLI Ref.: P_WP_0518

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Taken on March 2, 1906