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