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Interior of St Joseph’s Church

Interior of St Joseph’s Church

November 15, 2010

Shown here is the interior of St Joseph’s Church, which was renovated in 2010. Share post  Follow us     

Altar Society

November 15, 2010

An Altar Society was formed in Glanmire parish earlier this year. The members are as follows: Sheila Deveraux (Chair), Helen O Canainn (Secretary), Joan Black, Rose Buckley, Thérèse Downey, Mary O’Sullivan, Agnes Phelan and Helen Thornhill. Share post  Follow us     

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Parish Finances

Parish Finances

November 14, 2010

Mr Donal Cashman, Chairman of the Parish Finance Committee, made the following announcement this weekend on behalf of that committee. Refurbishment and Redecoration of St Joseph’s Church The major project undertaken this summer has now been completed and the final figures are as follows:         It is worth noting that the cost of […]

Renovated Ceiling in St Joseph’s Church

Renovated Ceiling in St Joseph’s Church

November 14, 2010

This picture illustrates how the new ceiling transforms the Church interior. The rectangular recesses are known as “coffers”. A “coffer” is an ornamental sunken panel, and in ancient architecture was used to save weight on domed ceilings. In the Glanmire Church renovation, each coffer has uniform square patterns and in each of these larger squares are nine smaller […]

Impact of Ceiling from Body of Church

Impact of Ceiling from Body of Church

November 13, 2010

One of the key architectural features of the renovated St Joseph’s is the ceiling consisting of coffers with uplighting. This innovation was undertaken so as to match the classical architectural features of the outside of the church, something that had been lacking in the interior. Share post  Follow us     

The Annunciation – Stained Glass Window in the Sanctuary

The Annunciation – Stained Glass Window in the Sanctuary

November 12, 2010

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The Transfiguration by John Hogan 1857

The Transfiguration by John Hogan 1857

November 11, 2010

The Transfiguration is a sculpture by John Hogan who was born in Tallow, County Waterford, in 1800. It depicts the event recorded in each of the synoptic gospels whereby Jesus was transformed in the presence of the apostles Peter, James and John. His clothes became dazzingly white and a voice from heaven said, “This is […]

The Sanctuary in St Joseph’s Church before Renovation

The Sanctuary in St Joseph’s Church before Renovation

November 10, 2010

Here is a reminder of what our Sanctuary looked like before renovation. The picture was taken on May 30th, 2010. Share post  Follow us     

View to the Back of St Joseph’s Church before Renovation

View to the Back of St Joseph’s Church before Renovation

November 9, 2010

This was the view from the top of the Church to the back, before renovation began. This photo was taken on May 30th, 2010. Share post  Follow us     

Interior of St Michael’s Church

November 9, 2010

This is the interior of St Michael’s Church in Upper Glanmire. Share post  Follow us     

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