Newman University Church - Stephens Green - 2pm

Hi all,

This week we will be visiting the Newman University Church on Stephens Green. We will meet at 2pm and sketch until four, then go for coffee as usual! Everyone is welcome, any new members just have a sketchpad out and we will make sure you feel included!

Here is some info I have found on the Church, over on

See you all then!


Newman's University Church

Dr Eileen Kane was formerly a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History of Art in University College Dublin. She has published extensively on French, Italian and Irish art both in Ireland and abroad. Her most recent publication is The Church of San Silvestro in Capite in Rome, (Rome 2005), San Silvestro is the titular church of Cardinal Desmond Connell of Dublin. Here she tells the story of Newman's University Church on St Stephen's Green, Dublin. On 1 May 1856, Ascension Day, the Catholic University Church in Dublin, was solemnly blessed and opened. It was, in the words of its founder, Dr John Henry Newman (1801-1890), a “beautiful and imposing structure” which gave the University “a sort of bodily presence in Dublin”. It was built on the garden behind 87 St Stephen’s Green, next door to 86, now called Newman House, then known as the University House, seat of the new Catholic University.