Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Stained glass artist, of the An Túr Gloine studio, Dublin, for biography of whom, see Nicola Gordon Bowe, David Caron & Michael Wynne, Gazetter of Irish Stained Glass (1988), 96-97, and Theo Snoddy, Dictionary of Irish Artists: 20th Century (1996), 457-459.(1)  Both publications list her works, Wynne by county (with dates) and Snoddy by place name alphabetically (without dates).  See also Gloine database http://www.gloine.ie/, which illustrates almost all the windows in Church of Ireland churches.   A large collection of her designs is in the National Gallery of Ireland, nos. 18,466-19,144.

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(1)   Another account of her life and work is in Patricia Butler, Nun's Cross Church, Co. Wicklow, and its treasures (2016), 125-128.


15 work entries listed in chronological order for O'BRIEN, CATHERINE *


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CATHAL BRUGHA STREET, ST THOMAS'S CHURCH (CI, NEW)
Date: 1909
Nature: Stained glass window in N porch, 'Christ quelling the tempest', formerly in St Matthias's church
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 240.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WELLINGTON SQUARE, CHURCH OF ST MATTHIAS (CI)
Date: 1909
Nature: Stained glass window, 'Christ quelling the Tempest' (later moved to N porch of St Thomas's church, Cathal Brugha Street).
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),


Building: CO. KILDARE, COOLCARRIGAN, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1911;1912;1916;1927
Nature: 3 side windows with Celtic decoration (1911,1912 & 1927) and 2-light West window (4 Evangelists based on those in Book of Armagh), 1916.
Refs: Nicola Gordon Bowe, David Caron & Michael Wynne, Gazetter of Irish Stained Glass (1988), 59; information from leaflet on church

Building: CO. CORK, KINSALE, CHURCH OF ST MULTOSE (CI)
Date: 1912?
Nature: Stained glass windows in memory of Daunt familyand of Nora Dorman, sister of Lennox Robinson (in N chapel)
Refs: Notes by Rory O'Donnell (B. of I.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DONORE AVENUE, CHURCH OF ST VICTOR (CI)
Date: 1915
Nature: Stained glass window in S wall of nave, S Columcille.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 625


Building: CO. KILKENNY, INISTIOGE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1919
Nature: Stained glass 3-light E window (Valour; Resurrection; Charity). in memory of Major Peter Connellan, killed in World War I.
Refs: Gloine, http://www.gloine.ie/gloine/diocese/building/3012/ (last visited, Dec 2016).

Building: CO. LIMERICK, RATHKEALE, CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (CI)
Date: 1931;1937
Nature: East window (Parable of the Sower), 1931. South-eastmost nave window (double lancet, St Paul & St Luke), 1937
Refs: Gloine, http://www.gloine.ie/gloine/diocese/building/3104 (last visited, Feb 2017).

Building: CO. WICKLOW, NUN'S CROSS (ARKLOW), CHURCH (CI, KILLISKEY PARISH)
Date: 1935
Nature: Stained glass window (Christ's entry into Jerusalem) in S wall of chancel, erected in memory of Lady Cornelia Truell
Refs: gloine, http://www.gloine.ie/gloine/diocese/building/2937/ (last visited, Sep 2017);  Patricia Butler, Nun's Cross Church, Co. Wicklow, and its treasures (2016), 122-128(illus.).

Building: CO. WEXFORD, KILLANNE, CHURCH OF ST ANNE (CI)
Date: 1938
Nature: Stained glass E window. 'Blacker Memorial Trinity Windowl (Psalm 23). (According to Leslie E window was presented by 'late Canon Blacker' in memory of his wife; O'Brien's window must have replaced same?)
Refs: J.B. Leslie, Ferns Clergy and Parishes (1936), 182;  Gloine, http://www.gloine.ie/gloine/diocese/building/2896/ (last visited, Dec 2016).

Building: CO. KILKENNY, STONEYFORD, CHURCH OF ST PETER (CI, ENNISNAG PARISH)
Date: 1940
Nature: 2-light stained glass window in S wall of nave (St Ciaran; St Moling).
Refs: Gloine, http://www.gloine.ie/gloine/diocese/building/3011/ (last visited, Dec 2016).

Building: CO. CAVAN, REDHILLS (NEAR), CHURCH (CI, KILLOUGHTER PARISH)
Date: 1954
Nature: Stained glass E window, 'The Sower'.
Refs: Gloine, http://www.gloine.ie/gloine/diocese/building/3056/ (last visted, Jun 2014). For Askins family.

Building: CO. CAVAN, KILMORE (CAVAN), CATHEDRAL OF ST FETHLIMIDH (CI)
Date: 1961
Nature: Stained glass lancet window (Christ blessing children) in S aisle. For Askins family.
Refs: Gloine, http://www.gloine.ie/gloine/diocese/building/3056/ (last visited, Jun 2014).

Building: CO. FERMANAGH, ROSSORY, CHURCH (CI)
Date: ?
Nature: 3-light 'Te Deum' window 'painted by Miss Nellie[sic] O'Brien at Miss Purser's works …one of the best specimens of stained glass in Ireland'.
Refs: J.B. Leslie, Clogher Clergy and Parishes(1929), 244 (attr. by Nicola Gordon Bowe, David Caron & Michael Wynne, Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass (Irish Academic Press, 1988), 55, to A.E. Child and Catherine O'Brien)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CATHAL BRUGHA STREET, ST THOMAS'S CHURCH (CI, NEW)
Date: ?
Nature: 3 stained glass lancets in apse depicting scenes from life of Christ.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 125.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHIBSBOROUGH ROAD, CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS (CI, GRANGEGORMAN PARISH)
Date: ?
Nature: Stained glass window in S wall of chancel, 'Setting a child in the midst'. attr. tp C.O'B.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 275.