There was a local pipe band playing near the parish church, St Patrick's. I fancied another look round the church, so entered at a side door. I was greeted by a member of the congregation on duty.
We chatted about this and that, including the church's heritage. The present church is late-Victorian, though its immediate predecessor was of 17th century origin.
LODGE ROAD has a fair assortment of various villas and terraces. The fire and police stations are located on Lodge Road, as is the masonic lodge.
Lodge Cottage, above, was the first house to be built on the road in the late 17th century.