Murphy Devitt Stained Glass Studios, Dublin.
www.murphydevittstudios.com


Murphy-Devitt Studios was formed in about 1960 by John A. (Dessie) Devitt with stained glass artists John Murphy and his wife Róisín Dowd Murphy (my parents). John and Dessie had worked at Clarke's Stained Glass Studios in Dublin. They set up their own first studio in a mews in Monkstown, Co. Dublin and carried out many stained glass commissions over these first few years: examples are in Mayfield, Cork and St. Bridget's, The Curragh, Co. Kildare.


In about the late 1960s they moved a few miles to Blackrock in Co. Dublin where they had a purpose-built studio. Among the works carried out over the years are Galway Cathedral; The Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan, Dublin; The Church of the Resurrection, Mallow; St. Michael's Church, Dunlaoghaire, Co. Dublin to name but a few. In about 1980 the studio closed but John, Róisín and Dessie continued to work together. Róisín's final commission was for St. Peter's Cathedral in her native Belfast in about 2004 where she provided a Resurrection window while in her 80s. John, Róisín and Dessie all died in 2006.



Shown here is one image from each of the churches mentioned below (with thanks to all who took the photographs).

Ards Friary, Donegal. 1966.

Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan, Rathfarnham. 1967.

Church of Saint Michael, Blackrock, Cork. 1964.

Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, Doonbeg, Co. Clare. 1976.

Church of The Immaculate Conception and Saint Senan, Kilkee, Co. Clare. Date?

Saint Michael's Church, Dunlaoghaire, Co. Dublin. 1973.

Greenhills Church, Tallaght, Dublin. 1969?

Saint MIchael's Church, Kent, UK. 1964.

Our Lady of the Wayside, Lisseycasey, Co. Clare. 1979.

Church of the Resurrection, Mallow, Cork. 1968.

Church of Our Lady Crowned, Mayfield, Cork. 1962.

Monmore Church, Co. Clare. Date?

Mount Saint Anne's Retreat Centre, Portarlington, Co. Laois. 1966?

Rath Church, West Cork. 1963.

Our Lady and Saint Brendan's Church, Tralee, Co. Kerry. 1970.

Holy Family Church, Caheragh, West Cork. 1963.

Cooleragh Church. Stained glass and glass stations. 1963.

 

Ards Friary, Donegal. 1966

Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan, Rathfarnham. 1967

Church of Saint Michael, Blackrock, Cork. 1964

Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, Doonbeg, Co. Clare. 1976

Church of The Immaculate Conception and

Saint Senan, Kilkee, Co. Clare

Saint Michael's Church, Dunlaoghaire, Co. Dublin. 1973

Greenhills Church, Tallaght, Dublin. 1969?

Saint MIchael's Church, Kent, UK. 1964

Our Lady of the Wayside, Lisseycasey, Co. Clare. 1979

Church of the Resurrection, Mallow, Cork. 1968

Church of Our Lady Crowned, Mayfield, Cork. 1962

Monmore Church, Co. Clare

Mount Saint Anne's Retreat Centre, Portarlington

Co. Laois. 1966?

Rath Church, West Cork. 1963

Our Lady and Saint Brendan's Church, Tralee, Co. Kerry. 1970

Holy Family Church, Caheragh, West Cork. 1963

Cooleragh Church. Stained glass and glass stations. 1963