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Adding colour to Ballyvaughan church

ST JOHN’S Church, Ballyvaughan was given a facelift this year when, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, funds became available to install new stained-glass windows. Dublin-born artist Manus Walsh, who has been living in Ballyvaughan for more than 40 years, was approached by local parish priest Fr Richard Flanagan, with a view to designing the new stained-glass windows. He said in his long career as an artist, these windows are one of the best things he has ever done. He outlines how it came about. “The older stained-glass windows were in complete disrepair. They put in PVC plain glass, which was totally out of place. Then Fr Richard Flanagan, our parish priest, got an offer from an anonymous donor, who offered to put in stained-glass windows and with my history of stained glass and art and so on, I was commissioned to do the design,” Manus explained. The design process began as early as last summer and the …

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