Harry Clarke : St. Hubert (1921): St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland,

St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland

St. Hubert (1921)
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St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland,
Near Kilcullen,
Co. Kildare,
Rep of Ireland.

St. Hubert Full Window

St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland


In March 1921 Canon Hannay (the writer, George Birmingham) commissioned a window for St. Patrick’s church at Harristown, Carnalway, Co. Kildare. The single-light window commemorates Percy and Lady Anette La Touche of La Touche Estate, Harristown.
The top panels depict a magnificent golden-haired angel in profile with blue feathers and halo. In the main panels Saint Hubert is depicted, wearing a red hat with a white plume and attired in hunting garb. A large black hound stands at his side. The lower panel shows the saint in a moonlight forest, kneeling in front of a stag that carries a crucifix between its antlers. This is the moment when St. Hubert was converted to Catholicism.

Photos Michael Cullen 2009 and Text by Lucy Costigan 2009