Stained Glass from Our Lady Queen of Peace, Kilmanagh, Kilkenny

Our Lady Queen of Peace is one of the × of Ballycallan Parish, and is the most “modern” in architecture. Indeed, from the outside it is rather unprepossessing. Inside however, the stained glass is of great interest.

Firstly, there is a fair bit of traditional glass presumably moved from a previous church:

More unusual are the panels at the wall either side of the entrance, which are contemporary. These are stepped to fit into the wall. This view hopefully gives the idea:

Above and around the doorway there is a scene depicting the Garden of Eden, including serpent. I haven’t seen that much in Irish churches. The first view is pretty dark so hopefully the others give more sense of it:

Other scenes along the wall include a nativity:

And others:

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