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 Malachy and Brendan (A)
Number of Windows in Belcamp:
6
Number of Lights in each indow:
2 each
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 Malachy
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Saint Brendan
 


 

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The third set of windows depicts Saints Malachy and Brendan. St. Malachy was a hermit, a monk, bishop of Connor and archbishop of Armagh in the twelfth century (Connellan: Story of the Belcamp Chapel Windows). The bearded saint is magnificently attired in robes of deep red and wine, embroidered with blue and gold.  The lower panel depicts Saint Malachy holding the staff of Jesus that he had to buy back from the usurper, Niall, in order to claim his office of archbishop. The window is inscribed in old Irish script: Naomh Maolmh Aodóg on the right border.

The second light portrays Saint Brendan the Navigator. Brendan was abbot of Clonfert in the sixth century. His dark red robes are intricately patterned with abstract and floral motifs. The lower panel shows a scene from the life of St. Brendan: Brendan and two of his disciples are confronted by a vision of Judas while at sea. The window is inscribed in old Irish script: Naomh Brendán 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