Re: Re: reordering and destruction of irish cathedrals – St Colmans Cathedral, Cobh
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Moving quickly northwards, we come to Pugin’s St Mary’s Chapel in Maynooth College, enhanced by Richard Hurley, following a rather eccentric reordering in 1967.
For the present reordering, which owes little to the principles of pointed architecture, Hurley was aided and abetted by Benedict Tutty (tabernacle) and others.
He tells us that “This ensemble, designed by the architect, creates an explosion of colour on the west wall, and presents a strong and prayerful focus, outside of the Eucharistic area.”
“Explosion” is indeed the operative word here! 😀
For description, follow the link http://www.rha.ie/maynooth.html
For photograph of the “explosion” see the attached photo.