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

Stained Glass of Holycross Abbey, Holycross, Tipperary

Stained Glass of Holycross Abbey, Holycross, Tipperary

Holycross Abbey is one of the best known monastic sites in Ireland, a Cistercian abbey restored between 1970 and 1975. I highly recommend a drive from Thurles to Holycross to Cashel(via the Cabragh Wetlands centre for a rather different, but as rich, aesthetic experience) – from some miles away the Rock of Cashel  looms, giving a real sense of … Continue reading Stained Glass of Holycross Abbey, Holycross, Tipperary

Stained Glass from Church of St John The Baptist, Kilcash, Tipperary

Stained Glass from Church of St John The Baptist, Kilcash, Tipperary

Following my post on the  Stained Glass of Augustinian Priory, Fethard here is more stained glass from Tipperary. I am not especially proficient at photography and this was taken in something of a rush while otherwise minding children!   Firstly here are images of John the Baptist, Our Lady and St Joseph from the window behind … Continue reading Stained Glass from Church of St John The Baptist, Kilcash, Tipperary

Stained Glass of Augustinian Priory, Fethard

Stained Glass of Augustinian Priory, Fethard

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 religious consideration – beautiful, literally luminous works of art. It struck me that they deserve to be celebrated and recorded. Perhaps there is somewhere, online … Continue reading Stained Glass of Augustinian Priory, Fethard