Harry Clarke windows Belcamp Hill, Raheny, Dublin 17- Chapel of the Novitiate of the Oblate Fathers of Saint Mary Immaculate

Chapel of the Novitiate of the Oblate Fathers of St. Mary Immaculate (Belcamp, Dublin)

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St. Patrick and Blessed Oliver Plunkett (A)
Number of Windows in Belcamp:
6
Number of Lights in each Window:
2
Date:
1925
Contact Info:
NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Chapel of the Novitiate of the Oblate Fathers of Saint Mary Immaculate,
(Now owned by Gannon Properties),
Belcamp Hill,
Raheny,
Dublin 17

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St. Patrick and Blessed
Oliver Plunkett


 


 

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The sixth set of windows depicts Saints Patrick and Blessed Oliver Plunkett. The bearded St. Patrick wears magnificent robes of emerald, bronze, ruby and gold. Benignus, the young boy at Patrick’s side, carries Patrick’s book. The lower panel shows Patrick converting two noblewomen to Christianity. The window is inscribed in old Irish script: Naomh Pádraig on the right border.

The second light depicts Blessed Oliver Plunkett, archbishop or Armagh who was hanged on false charges of treason in Tyburn in 1681. He was beatified in 1920 and was canonised in 1975, the first Irish saint for almost seven hundred years. Saint Oliver is depicted wearing a royal blue cloak, and emerald robes. The lower panel depicts the saint standing beside his executioner. The window is inscribed in old Irish script: Ollibear Beannuis Le Pluincéad on the right border.

References
Connellan, C., O.M.I, Story of the Belcamp Chapel Windows: Masterpieces of Stained Clarke by Harry Clarke, Leaflet from Belcamp, Dublin 17