Stained and Leaded Glass in Skerries

Paper 261

Lecture – 2007

Author – Synnott, Marie Bashford

Published in: Time & Tide Vol 7

The author begins with a discussion of the techniques and history of stained and leaded glass.  She visits Skerries locations which have stained or coloured glass and describes this with appreciation of its function and beauty.  The Methodist Church has many excellent examples – e.g Rose of Sharon, Lily of the Valley, The True Vine and the beautiful Rose window. 

Holmpatrick Church has windows featuring the Resurrection and an angel and also has an impressive Rose Window.   The Catholic Church has no coloured glass but does have plain and textured glass made by the famous Harry Clarke studios.  Finally some of the impressive glass from the former Holy Faith Convent is now in a pub on New St. The paper is illustrated with dozens of beautiful small images. (24 pages).

Themes:  Religion, Culture, Visitors