My Best of Tipperary Stained Glass (a personal selection of ten images)

My Best of Tipperary Stained Glass (a personal selection of ten images)

Since this post from January I have been blogging intermittently picture of stained glass from Churches in Tipperary. As I wrote in that original post: Recently visiting various churches in Clonmel I was struck by how striking the stained glass windows were. None were particularly celebrated or well-recognised, yet were – quite apart from any … Continue reading My Best of Tipperary Stained Glass (a personal selection of ten images)

Harry Clarke: The Master of Stained Glass — A R T L▼R K post

Harry Clarke: The Master of Stained Glass — A  R  T  L▼R K post

Given how much I have been featuring Harry Clarke work (see also here and here and Harry Clarke Studio alumni here) I thought it might be nice to share this post from the Ark Lark blog on Clarke himself…. On the 17th of March 1889, Harry Clarke, an Irish stained glass artist and book illustrator, … Continue reading Harry Clarke: The Master of Stained Glass — A R T L▼R K post

Stained glass from St Mary’s Church, Killenaule 

Stained glass from St Mary’s Church, Killenaule 

St Mary’s Church is one of the most striking Tipperary Churches I have come across. Designed by a student of Pugin (reportedly) it is an impressive structure set onto a hillside which accentuates the drama: Some of the stained glass inside is among the most striking I have come across. Some of the windows are … Continue reading Stained glass from St Mary’s Church, Killenaule 

Stained Glass from Church of St Laurence O’Toole, Kilmacud, Dublin

Opened on December 14th 1969 by Flann O’Brien’s English teacher the Church of St Laurence O’Toole in Kilmacud is one of those very late twentieth century ecclesiastical spaces in Dublin which are oft-derided but I find personally quite congenial (another example is Newtownpark Avenue There isn’t all that much stained glass, with a striking window … Continue reading Stained Glass from Church of St Laurence O’Toole, Kilmacud, Dublin

“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.