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 Brigid and Dympna (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 Brigid

Saint Dympna


 

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The second set of windows depict saints Brigid and Dympna. Saint Brigid is dressed in a long blue and emerald robe and wears a large golden cross. In the lower panel the saint is depicted with two of her disciples healing a group of sick and impoverished peasants. The lower right border is inscribed: Naomh Brigid.
In the second light Saint Dympna, also known as Damhnait, is depicted wearing a dazzling green robe and a blue cloak. Dympna was born in County Monaghan and was renowned for her beauty. When her mother died, her father, an Irish King, is reputed to have gone mad with grief and to have wanted Dympna to replace his wife. The lower panel depicts Dympna’s father wiping the sword after beheading Dympna and her confessor at Gheel, in Belgium (Connellan: Story of the Belcamp Chapel Windows). The lower right border is inscribed: Naomh Damhnait.
References
Connellan, C., O.M.I, Story of the Belcamp Chapel Windows: Masterpieces of Stained Clarke by Harry Clarke, Leaflet from Belcamp, Dublin 17