This Dublin gem is St Stephen’s Church. It was built in 1824 and is fondly known as ‘The Pepper Canister’ or the ‘Pepper Pot Church’. It was originally designed by John Bowden but was completed, after his death, by Joseph Welland. The tower and portico were modeled on 3 elegant Athenian monuments which reflect the change from Roman to Greek influences in the later Georgian period. Famous parishioners have included Oscar Wilde, the Duke of Wellington, William Butler Yeats and Thomas Davis. It has been used for the backdrop for many Irish films and album covers- but don’t mention Westlife!

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