Class Glass – Harry Clarke Part 2


St Gormgail the Confessor of Ardoilean and St Keiran

St Gormgail the Confessor and St Keiran

St Mary’s Church in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo has many windows by Irish illustrator/stained glass artist Harry Clarke. (Link: Harry Clarke 1889-1931)

There are sixteen panels plus a large triple window in the organ gallery showing scenes from the life of Christ and images of Irish saints. The Irish saints are mainly locals and include St Enda of Aran, after whom our (add your own choice of adjective here) Taoiseach must be named. Our camera did an okay job of catching the windows, though it doesn’t do justice to Clarke’s brilliant colours. If you are a Clarke fan then the windows in Ballinrobe and Newport are definitely worth seeking out next time you’re in Mayo. Click on an image for larger image/info.