Friday, July 16, 2010

Wexford Sights: Stained Glass (IV)

Today's images come from the charming and well-preserved Catholic church in Crossabeg, a few miles north of Wexford town. These images (of St Cillian and St Aidan) are just to the left of the altar and, although quite traditional, are unusual for their very strong Celtic motifs: the use of The Book of Kells-style spirals is not often seen in stained glass (at least, not in Wexford and by me!)

6 comments:

Claude said...

Magnificent! It's great to see all the details when enlarging the photos.

Sean Jeating said...

As Claude began her comment to your previous post:
I love your Stained Glass photos. It's really a magnificent art that we neglect sometimes because it's connected with religion..
So I do.
Interesting: Suddenly I remembered that very day's dawn when the first sunlight reflected in the eastern windows of the Basilika on Station Island - :) too long a story to tell here -; and I felt sure you'd like very much to see the most beautiful windows of St. Nicholas' Church in Moreton.
All this just to let you know that my (good) thoughts are with you much more often than I am commenting.
Lots of rainbows upon you, my friend.

A Doubtful Egg said...

Thanks for the encouraging comments, folks; when I began this series I wondered if anyone would be interested! And thanks for the glass links as well; they're very interesting.

Laura Goff Parham said...

I have enjoyed all the stained glass. Thank you for posting the photos.

laura Goff Parham
http://www.sotaglass.com/

A Doubtful Egg said...

Thank you, Laura. I'm glad you like them, and I look forward to perusing your own website and blog. And I hope to be posting some more glass art over the next few weeks...

jane said...

I agree with Claude. It's always amazing to me just how much detail can be found in some of these church stained glass windows. I'm excited to see what other images you post or have posted!