Church Steps in Castletownbere

church steps in castletownbere

Steps to a church in Castletownbere, Co Cork.

I tried finding out more about this church but any attempt to find info on it returns this church I blogged a while back. Anyone know it’s name?

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s




  1. Reply
    Marian Murphy May 27, 2009

    The Church in the photo is the Roman Catholic Church in Castletownbere Co. Cork. The Church is called The Church Of The Sacred Heart and was built in 1822.

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    Donncha May 27, 2009

    Thanks Marian. No matter what I searched for I couldn’t find all that out!

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    Paul Sheehan July 8, 2009

    This church was actually built in 1911/1912.
    It had a spire which was taken down in the 1930’s and it was supposed to have a massive belltower twice as tall as the church itself but they ran out of funds to build it.

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    Jim Humberg August 7, 2009

    Dear Donncha:

    With a wide angle lens such as the one you took this striking facade of the church…Move closer, and try your best to remove distracting items such as the cars. It is ok if you can’t get all the stairs in, the main subject will still remain beautiful. Nobody cares if people drive cars or park them on the street, they just muddy up the overall photo’s effect.

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      Donncha August 10, 2009

      Thanks Jim! Next time I’m in Castletownbere I will move closer. From what I remember of the day we were searching for a place to eat when we passed the church here and I didn’t have time to stop and compose my shot much.

      Saying that, I quite like the contrast between metal and stone. Especially the small little Corsa compared to the looming church.

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        Denise Evans September 15, 2009


        Can anyone help me? My mothers name is O’Shea and was born in Castletownbere.

        Does anyone know of any member of this family?

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