Centenary celebrations for historical Mayo church
A Mass marking the centenary of St Patrick’s Church in Newport, Co. Mayo was celebrated by Fr Tod Nolan.
Referencing the historical significance of the church, local historian Joe McDermott said: “St. Patrick’s Church on Barrack Hill dominates the town of Newport. The church was erected by John Sisk & Son at the request of the then Parish Priest, Very Rev. Canon Michael McDonald – who was responsible for the building of the oratory on the summit of Croagh Patrick.”
He added that the church has a “fascinating history”, saying that the renowned ‘Last Judgement’ window by Harry Clarke is a “big draw” as well as “superb western doorway and the beautifully restored altar”.