CLOGHEEN, Co. Tipperary, Eire – St Paul. 

Memorial Window 1901

The Waterford Standard of 23 October 1901 reported on the new window, a memorial erected by the Ladies Butler to the Viscount and Viscountess Lismore:

The window represents scenes from the life of St. Paul.  The centre panel is entirely taken up with the communion, over which is text, “Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me.”  Of the two side panels, one represents the stoning of St. Stephen (of which Saul was a witness) and the restoration of the Apostle’s sight by Ananias.  The other displays the restoration of Eutychus to life and St. Paul’s imprisonment at Rome.  The tracery of the window has in the centre panel, immediately over the conversion, and angelic figure with a scroll, on which are the words, “For me to live is Christ,” and on either side similar figures with the texts, “Behold, I come quickly” and “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”  The colouring of the figures and the life-like appearance are all that could be desired, and reflect the greatest credit on the firm (Messrs. Bacon Brothers, Newman Street, London) which executed the work.  It was designed by G. Fellowes Prynne, Esq., Queen Anne’s Gate, Westminster.  The beautiful tiling in the chancel and aisle and marble steps, which were laid by Mr. D. Creedon, Fermoy, are seen to greatest advantage in the subdued light from the window.