Dominican Convent Chapel, Falls Road, Belfast- Harry Clarke (1889 to 1931) was undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest stained glass artist. Internationally the name of Harry Clarke is synonymous with quality craftsmanship and imaginative genius in his stained glass work.

Dominican Convent Chapel, Belfast

Rose Window 1927 (A)
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Dominican Convent Chapel,
Falls Road,


Harry designed the rose window for Belfast in 1927. The magnificent window is positioned high above the tiny chapel. It contains twelve decorative panels set within a further twelve panels, denoting the twelve apostles. The central panel depicts a red cross on a white background. The background colour is cream; the main motifs are flowers and leaves in purple, red, pink, blue, yellow and green.

Photos Michael Cullen 2009 - Text Lucy Costigan 2009