Stained Glass from St Mary’s Church, Kilsheelan

Some images from St Mary’s Church, Kllsheelan. First of all some interesting motifs – I presume letters of some kind but I am not sure: These windows were clearly Chi-Ro and IHS symbols: The altar windows featured some neat images of the Evangelists and symbols of Christ. The mid morning light perhaps made these striking … Continue reading Stained Glass from St Mary’s Church, Kilsheelan

Stained Glass from St Molleran’s Church, Carrick-on-Suir

With its narrow streets, broad river spanned by and skyline dominated by spires and a town clock, there is a medieval feel to Carrick-On-Suir. St Molleran’s is built on the site of a 13th Century Franciscan Abbey. The current church is considerably more modern although traces of this medieval foundation remain. The stained glass windows … Continue reading Stained Glass from St Molleran’s Church, Carrick-on-Suir

A cobbler in stained glass: St Crispin from St Peter and Paul’s, Clonmel, courtesy of Munster Shoes Limited

A cobbler in stained glass: St Crispin from St Peter and Paul’s, Clonmel, courtesy of Munster Shoes Limited

It’s been a while since I have posted any Tipperary Stained Glass posts. I suppose the best explanation is that the chance hasn’t presented itself – this is very much an opportunistic endeavour on my part. I’ve also been thinking of how best to present these photos. In a way the posts that consisted of … Continue reading A cobbler in stained glass: St Crispin from St Peter and Paul’s, Clonmel, courtesy of Munster Shoes Limited

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