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Abbreviations used for studios/artists
docDocumentedPrimary source to support the attribution.
litLiteratureSecondary source to support the attribution.
sgnSignedThe window is signed with name, initials or mark.
attribAttributedA likely attribution.
defDefinitelyThe attribution is made with confidence.
Abbreviations used for dates
docDocumentedPrimary source to support the given date.
litLiteratureSecondary source to support the given date.
sgnSignedDate appearing on the glass along with the signature or mark.
inscInscribedA date formally painted as part of the inscription.
plaqPlaqueA date appearing on a plaque nearby.
memMemorialA date of death appearing either on the glass or on a plaque nearby; note that the date of installation of a window could vary greatly from the memorial date.
circaCircaA likely date.
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Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015
Group: Limerick
Diocese: Limerick

Limerick
(City centre)
County Limerick
Republic of Ireland
ITM Ref: 557823,657646
OSIG Ref: 158158
GPS Ref: 52.668344,-8.623569 Show map
Cathedral
Surveyed: 2005-10-12

C13th to C16th. Cruciform. Nave aisles have chapels added to north and south. Interior drastically re-ordered and stripped in 1990s.
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W01
chancel; east
Three lancets, approx 5800mm x 840mm; 6600mm x 1150mm; 5800mm x 840mm.

Patronage: O'Brien / Stafford.

Both Builder and Guardian state that the window was designed by W. Slater, architect.

studio Clayton & Bell; London (lit)
date 1859 (lit)
Builder, 1859, vol.17, p.845

studio Clayton & Bell; London (lit)
date 1859 (lit)
Guardian, 23 Nov 1859, p.995

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W02
chancel; south
Two lancets, approx 4300mm x 660mm.

Patronage: O'Brien.

Overall photograph not available at present.

studio Clayton & Bell; London (def)
date 1870 (mem)

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W03
south transept; south
Five lancets, approximate measurements 6000mm x 760mm; 7000mm x 760mm; 8000mm x 920mm; 7000mm x 760mm; 6000mm x 760mm.

Patronage: Westropp.

Sequence of iconography is as appearing at date of survey, but is not as intended by Clayton & Bell, some sections having been interchanged.

studio Clayton & Bell; London (def)
date 1860 (circa)

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W04
nave; south-east chapel; south; east-most
Five lancets, 3410mm x 590mm and thirty-five reticulated tracery-lights.

Patronage: Barrington.

Each parable has five scenes, one in each lancet.

studio Clayton & Bell; London (def)
date 1858 (mem)

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W05
nave; south-east chapel; south; west-most
Four lancets, 4360mm x 470mm and six intersecting tracery-lights.

Patronage: O'Brien.

date 1907 (mem)

studio Heaton, Butler & Bayne; London (doc)
Heaton, Butler & Bayne trade catalogue, 1909

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W06
south chapel; south
Three lancets, not measured and three intersecting tracery-lights.

Patronage: Mackern.

studio Heaton, Butler & Bayne; London (def)
date 1883 (mem)

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W07
nave; south-west chapel; south
Three lancets, 3140mm x 410mm and three intersecting tracery-lights.

studio O'Connor; London (attrib)
artist O'Connor, Michael (1801-1867) (attrib)
date 1850 (circa)

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W08
nave; south-west chapel; west
Two lancets. 2550mm x 440mm and three tracery-lights.

Patronage: Glentworth.

studio O'Connor; London (attrib)
artist O'Connor, Michael (1801-1867) (attrib)
date 1844 (mem)

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W09
nave; south aisle; west
Two lancets, 2310mm x 340mm and one quatrefoil.

Patronage: Edwards.

studio O'Connor; London (attrib)
artist O'Connor, Michael (1801-1867) (attrib)
date 1849 (mem)

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W10
nave; west
Three separate lancets, approx 6600mm x 500mm; approx 8600mm x 700mm; approx 6600mm x 500mm.

Patronage: Barrington.

Builder states that this is the third window by Clayton & Bell in the cathedral in the past three years.

studio Clayton & Bell; London (lit)
date 1863 (lit)
Builder, 1863, vol.21, p.484

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W11
nave; north aisle; west
Two lancets, 2400mm x 330mm.

Patronage: Kirwin.

studio Clayton & Bell; London (def)
date 1860 (circa)

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W12
nave; north aisle; west; upper
One lancet, not measured.

Patronage: Kirwin.

studio Clayton & Bell; London (def)
date 1860 (circa)

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W13
baptistry; west
Two lancets, 2510mm x 470mm.

Patronage: Bunbury.

date 1926 (memplaq)

studio Heaton, Butler & Bayne; London (doc)
Heaton, Butler & Bayne trade catalogue, 1909

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W14
baptistry; north
Three lancets, not measured, and three intersecting tracery-lights.

Patronage: Preston.

Rebus has "MOC London". The date "1850" appears on an intrusion, so could be incorrect.

studio O'Connor; London (def)
artist O'Connor, Michael (1801-1867) (sgn)
date 1850 (insc)

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W16
nave; north chapel; north; west-most
Three lancets, 2310mm x 450mm and six tracery lights.

Patronage: Napier.

studio O'Connor; London (attrib)
artist O'Connor, Michael (1801-1867) (attrib)
date 1848 (plaq)

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W17
nave; north-east chapel; north; west-most
Two lancets, 1340mm x 350mm.

Patronage: Dowd.

studio An Tur Gloine; Dublin (doc)
artist O'Brien, Catherine (1881-1963) (doc)
An Tur Gloine, List of Principal Windows, 1903-1928, National Gallery of Ireland, Centre for Study of Irish Art

date 1912 (lit)
Nicola Gordon Bowe, David Caron, Michael Wynne: Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass, Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 1988

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W18
nave; north-east chapel; north; 2nd from east
Two lancets, 1360mm x 330mm and one tracery-light.

Patronage: O'Brien.

studio An Tur Gloine; Dublin (doc)
artist O'Brien, Catherine (1881-1963) (doc)
An Tur Gloine, List of Principal Windows, 1903-1928, National Gallery of Ireland, Centre for Study of Irish Art

date 1914 (lit)
Nicola Gordon Bowe, David Caron, Michael Wynne: Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass, Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 1988

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W20
nave; north-east chapel; north; upper
Five large lancets, not measured.

Patronage: O'Brien.

studio Clarke Studios; Dublin (sgn)
date 1961 (plaq)

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W21
north transept; north
Five large lancets, not measured.

Patronage: Caswell.

RH lancet is obscured by the organ.

studio Clayton & Bell; London (def)
date 1874 (mem)

Iconography
Limerick Cathedral
St Mary
Reference: 240015

W22
chancel; east; reredos
Three mosaic panels, 1070mm x 430mm; 1350mm x 810mm; 1070mm x 430mm.

studio Jones & Willis; Liverpool & London (def)
date 1910 (circa)

Iconography