Stained Glass from Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Newcastle, Co Tipperary

Stained Glass from Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Newcastle, Co Tipperary

Following recent reflection (possibly navel gazing) and specific reflection on my stained glass related posts, I am trying to be more selective and focused in posting pictures from specific Churches.

Our Lady of the Assumption’s in Newcastle has some “traditional” windows typical of the late 19th Century, and some more unusual and distinctive ones. I don’t have anything against “traditional” windows (a post may come on on this) but for this post I will focus on some of the more unusual ones:

I especially liked this Holy Family image:

Here is a window of King David, which seems to have been made in Tours in France:

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Cahir’s Titanic Memorial

Cahir’s Titanic Memorial

Cahir has a number of memorials; previously I featured the memorial to Crimean Bob, “a veteran troophorse.” There is also the memorial to the Blind Piper, Edward Keating Hyland

In 2012 a Titanic memorial was unveiled in Cahir, commemorating four passengers who bought their tickets for the ill-fated passage in the town:

#AnimalsinChurches: Birds in stained glass window, SS Peter and Paul, Clonmel

#AnimalsinChurches: Birds in stained glass window, SS Peter and Paul, Clonmel

The #AnimalsInChurches tag leads one into a fabulous world of, well, animals in Churches. Or more specifically (or at least usually) animals in stained glass or statuary in Churches.

Here is an example I found myself from SS Peter and Paul, Clonmel at the bottom of a window depicting the Nativity:

 

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Harry Clarke’s Stained Glass window of Our Lady of Fatima in the  Augustinian Priory, Fethard includes a fine example of sheep:

 

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Harry Clarke window of Our Lady of Fatima, Augustinian Abbey, Fethard, Co Tipperary

Blue Anchor Lane, Clonmel

Blue Anchor Lane is an evocative name. It is a lane between O’Connell Street (the Clonmel version) and the New Quay:

It is rather unglamorous:

Another angle does not reveal much extra glamour:

However there is a plaque from Tipperary County Council with some lines of verse by CJ Boland. Boland’s most famous work denigrates the wonders of Kathmandu and other exotic locales in favour of Tipperary. This poem takes an even more localist approach:

Stained Glass from the Church of the Assumption, Ballingarry, Tipperary. Part 2.

Stained Glass from the Church of the Assumption, Ballingarry, Tipperary. Part 2.

Following my prior post, here are more traditional (albeit quite interesting and in one case quite intriguing) panels from the rest of the Church. Firstly St John and Mary Magdalen:

Then Peter and Paul. What is the story with Peter’s face?

The Sacred Heart appearing to St Margaret Mary:

The Immaculate Conception and St Michael The Archangel:

The Holy Family:

Two-thirds of the Patrons of Ireland:

I am intrigued by Peter’s face. It is radically different from the rest of these panels. Did something happen to it? Is it based on another image?

I always seem to be lamenting my poor skills in photographing pieces above altars – this is no exception. The ones I deleted were worse….