Treasure Ireland at National Churches Trust in collaboration with Ulster Architectural Heritage invite you to a special event to discover the vibrant stained-glass art that can be found throughout Northern Ireland.
Our key speaker Dr David Caron studied Visual Communications at the National College of Art and Design to which department he later returned as lecturer. He was one of the three original compilers of the Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass in 1988 and the revised edition, published in 2021. David’s PhD research at Trinity College Dublin focussed on the stained-glass artist Michael Healey and the artists of the An Túr Gloine studio. Currently he is in the final stages of a new publication: Michael Healy, 1873-1941 An Túr Gloine’s stained glass pioneer.
We warmly welcome you to the fabulous Old Museum Building, Belfast home to Ulster Architectural Heritage. Here David will present an illustrated talk on sacred stained glass by stained glass studios based on the island of Ireland. This will be followed by a bus tour to four locations in Belfast that have been handpicked to showcase the work of remarkable artists and studios including:
Fisherwick Presbyterian Church - artist George Stephen Walsh for Clokey of Belfast
St John’s, Malone Road - artists Wilhelmina Geddes, Evie Hone, William MacBride and Catherine O’Brien
Holy Family Church - the work of artist George W. Walsh
Church House, Assembly Buildings – artists Wilhelmina Geddes and Neil Shawcross
Book early to avoid disappointment. Lunch will be provided on the day.
Location: Old Museum Building, Belfast