• Harry Clarke Stained Glass
  • Harry Clarke Stained Glass

Harry Clarke Stained Glass

The Church of St. Peter & Paul’s Balbriggan is known for its beautiful collection of stained glass windows by Harry Clarke Studios. The Church also houses two exceptional original stained-glass windows designed and created by Clarke’s own hand, The Visitation and The Widow’s Son.

Born on St Patrick’s Day 1889, Harry Clarke is now recognised internationally as a genius of his age, his work being analogous with that of his friends, W.B. Yeats and George Russell (AE). Clarke worked intensely at his art, as if conscious that death would overtake him at an early age. He had been diagnosed with tuberculosis and suffered from poor health for most of his life. During his short life, Harry Clarke created over 160 stained glass windows for religious and commercial commissions. His work can be found throughout Ireland and England as well as the USA and Australia.