“A kind of gospel in glass”: stained glass from the Church of the Holy Trinity, Fethard, Tipperary.

“A kind of gospel in glass”: stained glass from the Church of the Holy Trinity, Fethard, Tipperary.

Every so often I have blogged pictures of stained glass, mainly from various Tipperary locales but also from further afield. I have found that this has led me to discoveries like the windows of Cloneen and the work of Murphy Devitt Studios. Looking out for stained glass had made me aware of beauty that I would not have noticed otherwise. I have visited … Continue reading “A kind of gospel in glass”: stained glass from the Church of the Holy Trinity, Fethard, Tipperary.

Stained Glass from Church of the Guardian Angels, Newtownpark Avenue, Dublin 

Stained Glass from Church of the Guardian Angels, Newtownpark Avenue, Dublin 

The above image is actually from a parish centre adjacent to the main Church. The distinctive facial depiction of Christ is echoed in the Stations of the Cross inside the Church proper. Unsurprising, as they were executed by the same firm: The same link tells us regarding the front facade depiction of the Guardian Angel that … Continue reading Stained Glass from Church of the Guardian Angels, Newtownpark Avenue, Dublin 

Stained Glass from St Fiacre’s Church, Loughboy, Kilkenny

Stained Glass from St Fiacre’s Church, Loughboy, Kilkenny

St Fiacre’s is a church within St Patrick’s Parish in Kilkenny   St Fiacre, according to his Wikipedia article (bear in mind that around 0.05% of Wikipedia articles are classed by Wikipedia itself as “Good articles“), has interesting associations with haemmorhoids and taxis. This window is signed by Patrick Muldowney and is celebrating its 25th anniversary round about now. Other … Continue reading Stained Glass from St Fiacre’s Church, Loughboy, Kilkenny

Murphy Devitt Stained Glass from Franciscan Abbey, Clonmel.

Murphy Devitt Stained Glass from Franciscan Abbey, Clonmel.

  Over recent months I have been blogging pictures of stained glass mainly (but not exclusively) from Tipperary churches. These photos are taken with my phone and I cannot claim to have cracked how best to do this, often they are taken in a somewhat rushed manner as I am a little self conscious about this … Continue reading Murphy Devitt Stained Glass from Franciscan Abbey, Clonmel.

Stained glass from St Mary’s Church, Grangemockler, Tipperary

Stained glass from St Mary’s Church, Grangemockler, Tipperary

Grangemockler Church is most famous for its links to Michael Hogan, victim of the 1920 Bloody Sunday and namesake of the stand. It has a selection of attractive stained glass, including images of a pelican  (believed to feed it’s own blood to its young, and therefore akin to Christ, more info here) St Patrick and the Crucifixion  … Continue reading Stained glass from St Mary’s Church, Grangemockler, Tipperary

Murphy Devitt Studios Stained Glass in Chapel of St Anthony, Franciscan Abbey, Clonmel

This installment of the occasional images of stained glass I post, mainly (but not exclusively) from Tipperary, has a little more detail than usual. The last Tipperary post I made was on the unexpected delight of discovering the stained class in the Church of the Visitation in Cloneen. Today I made another delightfully unexpected discovery. I … Continue reading Murphy Devitt Studios Stained Glass in Chapel of St Anthony, Franciscan Abbey, Clonmel

Stained Glass from Church of the Visitation, Cloneen, Tipperary

Stained Glass from Church of the Visitation, Cloneen, Tipperary

Cloneen has a Sports and Social Hall and a National School, but not a Wikipedia page. It also has a small, externally fairly ordinary-looking church with some wonderful stained glass. Of all the Tipperary stained glass I have looked at in my occasional postings, this was the nicest surprise. The images seem to focus on the Holy … Continue reading Stained Glass from Church of the Visitation, Cloneen, Tipperary

Stained Glass from Powerstown, Clonmel, Tipperary Part 1

I have decided to take a slightly different approach to my posts on the Stained Glass of Tipperary churches (other prior posts here and here) – rather than an accumulation of blurry images I will try and be more selective in  my posting. Anyhow, here are some of the interesting windows of my local church, Powerstown.   This image … Continue reading Stained Glass from Powerstown, Clonmel, Tipperary Part 1