New stained glass windows in Ballyholme complete a gallery of Irish saints

Canon Simon Doogan in the small transept before St Bronagh was in place. Photo credit: Annette McGrath.

Bishop Harold Miller joined the parishioners of St Columbanus, Ballyholme, on Sunday 16 September for the dedication of two new stained–glass windows on the south side of the building. The addition of a window depicting St Bronagh completes a unique gallery of Irish saints.

St Bronagh faces St Brigid on the north side and recalls a sixth century Christian woman associated with Rostrevor and Kilbroney. Bronagh built a church there, founded a community of prayer and became its abbess (Kil is the Irish for…

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