© St Paul's church
According to the inscription on the foundation stone of
St Paul's church in Dooradoyle, Bishop Newman and Fr James Neville PP
dedicated it to St Paul on November 22 1987. The architects of the church
were W.J. Symth and T. McGahon and the builder was Pat Cullen.
© Windows in St Paul's church
The glass on the main door of St Paul's church depicts the
Papal crest and the crest of Limerick City. Inside on the left, there
is a stained glass window of Christ the Redeemer. Beside this window,
there are two side doors, which depict three of the seven sacraments,
confirmation, baptism and the Eucharist.
© Statues in St Paul's church
There is a statue of the Sacred Heart on the left wall.
Also on the left of the main body of the church is a large engraved window
that shows St Paul, the Treaty Stone, King John's Castle and Pope John
© Stained Glass window of Christ the Redeemer
On the right hand side of the church, there is a large engraved
window of the beheading of St Paul by two Roman soldiers, with the Coliseum
in the background. The glass side doors on the right of the church depict
the sacraments of marriage, communion and holy orders.
There is a statue of the Mother & Child on the far right of the church.
There is also an engraved window of St Paul's conversion on the road to
© Altar in St Paul's church
The tabernacle is set in the wall between the altar and
the chapel, and can be accessed from both sides. To the right of the altar,
there is a connecting door to a small chapel that is dedicated to the
Blessed Sacrament. There is a separate entrance to the chapel at the back
of the church.
© Tabernacle in St Paul's church
There are glass panels of the lost sheep and the sacrament
of the anointing of the sick on the connecting door from the chapel to
the main church. The glass panels of the outer entrance of the chapel
depict the Good Shepherd and his flock.
© Stained glass window of the Divine Mercy
To the right of the chapel, there is a picture of Our Lady
of Perpetual Succour. On the right of the chapel, there is a large engraved
window of the Last Supper. On the left is an engraved glass window, which
shows the Divine Mercy. The altar of the chapel is plain and has a crucifix
To the right of the church, there is a shrine to the Virgin Mary.
At the Crescent Shopping Centre in Dooradoyle, there is a small oratory
that is dedicated to Pope John Paul II, which was opened to commemorate
the visit of Pope John Paul II to Limerick in 1979. There is an engraving
of Pope John Paul II at the entrance to the oratory.
© Altar at Dooradoyle Oratory and Shrine to the Virgin Mary
© Plaques on the wall of Dooradoyle Oratory