Stained Glass & Celtic Revival in East Galway
Stained Glass windows in churches are familiar to most of us, when we start to look closer we realise and understand the special skills and the beauty of this artform.
Until the early 20th Century when a distinctive Irish stained glass revival emerged through a handful of artists working in this demanding medium, the history of stained glass in Ireland was strongly influenced by craftsmen from outside the country. Edward Martyn was a driving force in that revival and St Brendan’s Cathedral in Loughrea became a showcase.
On our tour we will visit various Celtic Revival sites including Ballinasloe and Loughrea and find out interesting details of the history and the art of stained glass.
Andrea, your guide and chauffeur for the day, works with stained glass herself and will give you a deep insight into the design and execution of a stained glass window.
Our tour will include a stop for a lovely lunch and if time permits a walk on the shores of Lough Rea.
For guests looking for some hands-on experience a visit to Andrea’s studio in South Co Galway can be arranged for another day. For first impressions have a look at www.caimileon.com
Easy walking, please bring suitable clothing for changeable weather. Pick up route for open tours along the route from Kinvara via Oranmore, Craughwell. Price per person 90 €, minimum 5 guests. Pickup for private tours can be arranged prior to booking. Price per person 90 € (min 450€ /max 550€)
Day tours are chauffeured and guided, some are available to join on certain dates, currently limited to 6 people. To book your place please check our calendar to see available tours and dates. Day tours are also available to book for private groups of max 7 people on a date of your choice. You will be picked up by your chauffeur guide at a convenient meeting point, which will be arranged prior to booking. Please contact us for availability on your date and to arrange your booking.