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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Saints Doulaigh and Columcille (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


Saints Doulaigh and Columcille (A)


 

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The first set of windows on the south wall depict Saint Duilaigh, also know as Douleach, and Saint Columcille. St. Doulaigh lived around 600AD as a hermit. He is depicted wearing a patchwork robe of abstract designs and many colours, including crimson, pink, purple, silver and blue. The lower panel depicts the saint, attired in simple gray robes, praying in his cell at the tomb of his predecessor. The lower right border is inscribed: Naomh Dúileach.
The sixth century missionary monk, saint Columcille, also known as Columba, is depicted in the second light. He is depicted wearing a magnificent wine and purple robe, decorated with gold brocade. The lower panel depicts the saint standing at the helm of a small boat while two monks row out to sea. This represents the saint’s journey to Iona where he founded a monastery. The lower right border is inscribed: Colmcille.