St. Eunan’s Cathedral, County Donegal 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.

St. Eunan's Cathedral, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

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St. Eunan's Cathedral, Letterkenny



Ten Decorative Clerestory Windows (B) (1929) - Each 2 lights
In the summer of 1928 Harry visited St. Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny to inspect the area allocated for ten two-light clerestory windows. In July he sent several sketches for the Letterkenny project to the Bishop of Raphoe, Reverend William MacNeely. Harry was awarded the commission in August. Despite Harry’s ill-health and his stay at the sanatorium in Davos, Switzerland, for most of 1929, the Letterkenny windows were completed by November 1929 (Bowe: 1994). Cut pieces of slab glass in diamond shapes were used to create each of the Letterkenny windows. Although similar in design, every window is unique.

Reference
Bowe, N. Gordon,
The Life and Work of Harry Clarke, Irish Academic Press, 1994

Photos Michael Cullen 2009 and Text by Lucy Costigan 2009

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St. Eunan’s Cathedral, has ten Harry Clarke Windows. Click below to view images.

1 2 3
First set of windows Second set of windows Third set of windows
 
4 5 6
Fourth set of windows Fifth set of windows Sixth set of windows
 
7 8 9
Seventh set of windows Eighth set of windows Ninth set of windows
     
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Tenth set of windows