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St Patrick, Coppanagh Glebe, Lurgan, Roman Catholic

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An fine example of a T-plan Roman Catholic church which is typical of the decades before and after Catholic Emancipation. The simple massing is in this instance is elaborated with ashlar detailing, reflecting the modest means of rural Catholic communities in that period. Built by Rev John Reilly, the church retains its original form and character to the exterior. The survival of an historic Mass path to the rear of the church is feature of many rural churches, providing a short cut for worshippers travelling to mass on foot, and represents an interesting feature of the social heritage of the locality. Set on an elevated site, the church forms an important landmark in the rolling countryside. It stands in a prominent location and contributes significantly to the architectural character of the historic rural environment.

[National Inventory of Architectural Heritage]

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It is located at SA6318350966 (Lat/Lon 53.845351, -7.122815). You can see this on maps provided by:

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