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“Beautiful Altar”

St. Columba's Church (Long Tower)
Reviewed February 6, 2012

Attended a wedding here. Lovely architecture and an especially beautiful altar.

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Reviewed March 19, 2011

This church is definitely one of the most beautiful churches in Ireland and is on a par with those in Europe. There has been a church on this site since the 5th century and it is definitely worth checking out, if you like churches.

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Reviewed December 30, 2003

I was born in Southend Park and the Long Tower as we called it was the church that I attended. When I entered the church a feeling of calmness spread over me for I knew that I was in the midst of goodness and positivity. When I looked up at the Alter and saw the majestic statues I felt humble and at the same time honoured to be there among all the beauty of the whole place. When the Mass started and the priest blessed himself in Latin and then continued the Mass in Latin it was as if I was transfixed by the sound of the language, of course I knew my responses in the various parts of the Mass but I have to say that I did not understand them, nevertheless it was beautiful. Then when the choir started to sing the various hymns my heart soared because I was able to sing with them in Latin. A visit to the Long Tower is the most uplifting experience, and at 70yrs old I remember it with love. Michael

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