The Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows
Harry Clarke (1889 – 1931) was born in North Frederick Street, Dublin, where his father Joshua had a decorating and stained glass business.
Between 1917 and his early death in 1931, in spite of ill health, he carried out over forty commissions for churches in Ireland, Great Britain and elsewhere. One of his most famous works is the Geneva Window, commissioned by the state for the International Labour Building of the United Nations.
In 1922 Mother Superior Ita Macken of the Presentation Sisters, Dingle commissioned Harry Clarke to design and create 12 stained glass lancet windows depicting scenes from the life of Christ.
You will be given a audio machine and a set of headphones that will inform you about the stained glass windows as you walk through the chapel. It is easy to forget about the hustle and bustle of the streets outside in the silence of this peaceful and tranquil place. It’s like stepping off the planet.
See also in the Diseart building;
- Fresco of the Last Supper
- Nano Nagle Room
Open: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm / Sat: 10am-4pm / Sun: Noon-5pm
Admission: Adults – €2 / children free
Tel: +353 (0)66 915 2476
Facebook: An Díseart
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