St Audeon’s has the distinction of being the only medieval parish church, retaining any original features, still in use within the city of Dublin. It is dedicated to St Ouen the 7th century bishop of Rouen and patron saint of Normandy. It houses Ireland’s oldest bells which date to 1423 inside Ireland’s oldest church tower. In the main porch is stored an early christian gravestone known as the Lucky Stone which has been kept here since before 1309 and has many strange legends connected with it. The Guild Chapel of St Anne now houses an award-winning exhibition on the importance of  this church in the life of the medieval city. This includes 17th century memorials to the Sparke and Duff families of Dublin and a 15th century effigial tomb to Baron Portlester and his wife.

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