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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Something of a geographical shift from prior posts on Tipperary stained glass, here are some.images of the wonderful stained glass of St Peter’s Church, Phibsboro
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