Built in 1904 and extended in 1952 this Romanesque style church was the brainchild of Mr. W.H. Byrne. With a the altar in the centre of the church and stunning Harry Clarke stained glass windows featuring the crucifixion window, St Joseph’s Church is a treasure to behold.
From The Building News, May 20, 1898: “At Terenure a new Roman Catholic Church, dedicated to St. Joseph, is in course of erection from designs by Mr. W. H. Byrne, of Suffolk-street, Dublin. The building is Romanesque in style. It consists of nave 46ft. by 30ft., with north and south aisles lift, wide, chancel and sanctuary 70ft. in length and 30ft. wide, side chapels and transepts, and a tower and spire rising to a height of 160ft. The architects are Messrs. Michael Moade and Sons, of Great Brunswick-street, Dublin.”