I LAST VISITED Saint Patrick's Church in Armagh back in 2006. I revisited yesterday, on the occasion of the Feast of Saint Patrick.
This is a finely-made stone church, constructed around the time of the American Civil War.
The church closed as a parish in 1925, but it retains mission status, and has occasional Masses and an annual picnic. The church has no heating, cooling, or electricity. It is lit by oil lamps. During Mass that day, I could see my breath due to the chill which seemed appropriately penitential; Father mentioned that the weather that day was just what you would find in Ireland.
Statue of Saint Patrick.
For more information and photos of the church, see my old posting here.
For details of that day's Mass, see Tina's posting here.