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Fire damage

Some years ago there was a major explosion in the Guninness Brewery which blew out a one hundred and fifty year old stained glass window designed by the Michael O'Connor Studios circa 1860.  Our Studios managed to recreate this major stained glass work of art with the aid of a colour slide taken by the late Dr. Michael Wynne, then Keeper of The National Gallery of Ireland.  This slide constituted part of his thesis on the Artist Michael O'Connor and his Studios.

Our Studios are, in recent years, experiencing an increase in the number of Churches which have had fire damage.  More recent Church fires, usually started by electrical faults, were in the Pro Cathedral, Bantry, Limerick University, Ballymore Eustace, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dundalk, St. Mary's Cathedral, Sligo, St. Mary's Cathedral, Killarney, Louth Village and Blackwater Church, Co. Wexford.  In all of these Churches we recreated stained glass windows to match those destroyed by fire.

St marys cathedral sligo


Fire stared in a confessional in St. Mary's Cathedral, Sligo underneath this one hundred and thirty year old stained glass window which was completely destroyed.  It had to be re-designed from our Archive photographs, then manufactured and aged. This whole delicate process took six months to complete.

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