Bellevue Church is a small 19th century chapel on the banks of the River Slaney in central County Wexford.
The chapel may be an ideal filming location due to its old fashioned looks and ideal location. The unique church has a memorable and distinct exterior of cut deep blue limestone and grey granite. It is of a handsome medieval Gothic inspired style. But the church’s most ideal feature is its location. The geography of the area gives easy opportunities for great vistas. The church is almost completely isolated, as it is surrounded by picturesque farmer’s fields on 3 sides. The church also overlooks the River Slaney at one of its widest points. The fields and the Slaney give the church a gentle and nearly timeless atmosphere.
The church was built between 1855 and 1865. It is believed that famous architect, Augustus Pugin, designed the building. Originally, the tiny church was a domestic chapel attached to Bellevue house. But the big house was burned down in 1923 during the Civil War.
Also known as St John the Baptist Church, Bellevue.
Parking: fits ~20 cars.
Nearest town: Enniscorthy, 14km away, or Wexford, 17km away.Contact Us
Photographer: Gordon Wycherly
Bellevue Church, Bellevue, Ballyhogue, Co. Wexford, Y21 R521
Rev John Carroll