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Teatime Talk: The Stained Glass Artist from Dublin's Tenements

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Published 17 January 2024

When: 6 pm Wednesday February 14

Where: In person at 14 Henrietta Street

Cost: €5 / €3 concession

14 Henrietta Street presents Teatime Talks, a series of talks hosted by social historian Donal Fallon, inspired by the history and people of 14 Henrietta Street.

In this talk, David Caron will explore the life and art of Michael Healy, one of Dublin's most foremost stained glass artists.

Michael Healy was raised in a Dublin tenement and through a combination of innate talent, hard work and lucky breaks he pulled himself out of grinding poverty. Ahead of Harry Clarke, Wilhelmina Geddes and Evie Hone, he established the bar for artistic and technical excellence in the exacting craft of stained glass and worked at the world-renowned An Túr Gloine (Tower of Glass) studio for almost four decades. This talk will explore the highlights of Healy’s stained glass career – windows that convey everything from austere majesty to tender humanity, often revelling in beguiling narrative detail. It will also look at Healy's drawings of inner-city Dubliners.

David Caron is the author of Michael Healy, 1873-1941: An Túr Gloine's Stained Glass Pioneer Book.

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This talk will take place in person on the 1st floor of the Museum and can be accessed via lift. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on +353 1 524 0383 or email us at info@14henriettastreet.ie.

Listen back here to our previous Teatime Talk with Peig McManus where she discusses her recent best selling book. A memoir of a 1940s Dublin childhood, it later tells the story of how she became one of Ireland's foremost campaigners for educational reform. It is the story of the end of tenement Dublin and the beginning of a new city.