Convent of Mercy, Buttevant, Ireland

Convent of Mercy, Buttevant, Ireland

The Buttevant Convent of Mercy in Ireland's County Cork was constructed in 1879 and was home to the Sisters of Mercy until their departure in 2012.

Visited February 2019  Ireland Buttevant, County Cork, Republic of Ireland Abandoned

The Buttevant Convent of Mercy in Ireland’s County Cork was constructed in 1879. The exterior of the building features some unique Tudor and Gothic features. [1] Internally, the living space was cramped, as is often the case in religious dwelling such as this, and is based around a much more spacious central chapel.

The convent was home to the Religious Sisters of Mercy (RSM), often referred to as just the Sisters of Mercy, who are members of a religious institute of Catholic women founded in 1831 in Dublin, Ireland, by Catherine McAuley. [2] The sisters, by all accounts, had been popular and helpful within the Buttevant community until their departure in 2012. [3]

This former Convent is a protected structure, along with some of the ancillary buildings, and they are contained in the Buildings of Ireland National Inventory.

Buttevant Convent of Mercy - Exterior of the building
Buttevant Convent of Mercy – Exterior of the building
Buttevant Convent of Mercy - The fantastically decorated entrance lobby
Buttevant Convent of Mercy – The fantastically decorated entrance lobby
Buttevant Convent of Mercy - Corridor and staircase
Buttevant Convent of Mercy – Corridor and staircase
Buttevant Convent of Mercy - The arched sanctuary in the chapel
Buttevant Convent of Mercy – The arched sanctuary in the chapel
Buttevant Convent of Mercy - Wider view of the chapel showing the parquet floor
Buttevant Convent of Mercy – Wider view of the chapel showing the parquet floor
Buttevant Convent of Mercy - View from behind the altar
Buttevant Convent of Mercy – View from behind the altar
Buttevant Convent of Mercy - Another view of the sanctuary
Buttevant Convent of Mercy – Another view of the sanctuary
Buttevant Convent of Mercy - A hall in the convent
Buttevant Convent of Mercy – A hall in the convent
Buttevant Convent of Mercy - A hall in the convent
Buttevant Convent of Mercy – A hall in the convent
Buttevant Convent of Mercy - One of the communal rooms
Buttevant Convent of Mercy – One of the communal rooms
Buttevant Convent of Mercy - Room with wall panel decor
Buttevant Convent of Mercy – Room with wall panel decor
Buttevant Convent of Mercy - The convent's kitchen
Buttevant Convent of Mercy – The convent’s kitchen
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