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St. Joseph's Church, Carrickmacross

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Saints Macartan and Tigernach (B)
Number of Windows in St Joseph's:
4
Number of Lights in this Window:
2
Date:
1928
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St. Joseph's Church, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan,
Rep of Ireland.
Saints Macartan and Tigernach


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The left light depicts Saint Macartan wearing a purple and crimson cloak, embroidered with silver motifs, and an ornate crimson mitre. Saint Macartan was an early disciple and companion of St. Patrick. In the lower panel, St. Patrick is shown presenting Macartan with a staff and a yew box which became this reliquary, called the Great Shrine.

                                   

The right light shows Saint Tigernach wearing a pale gold cloak decorated with amber floral motifs and blue braid. The saint’s eyes are closed to symbolise the onset of blindness in later life. The lower light shows Saint Tigernach in a gray habit with the sailing ship that was pirated in his youth.                                      

  

Photos Michael Cullen 2009 - Text Lucy Costigan 2009