Clontarf Presbyterian Church

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Clontarf Presbyterian Church


Church lies on corner of Howth Road and Clontarf Road.

At the time of the war, the church primarily served the Presbyterian communities of Ballybough, Fairview and Clontarf.


Stained glass window.

Inscriptions & Imagery

This large stained glass window was designed by Harry Clarke and incorporates multiple images of the suffering of war and a list of the dead. The main inscription is on the bottom of the first panel and reads :

To the glory of God and in loving and grateful memory of the sons of this church who laid down their lives in the Great War 1914-18. Erected by the Congregation.

The stained glass window features multiple images (from top to bottom):

  • Angels holding and bestowing laurels and a soldier hit by an explosion.
  • The Death and Resurrection of Christ.
  • Emblems of the Australian Imperial Forces, Royal Munster Fusiliers, London Regiment, North Irish Horse, Connaught Rangers, West Yorkshire Regiment, Royal Dublin Fusiliers and the Royal Air Force.
  • Angels and Christ ministering to fallen soldiers and a mourning mother and child.
  • Inscription and the names of the fallen.


14 casualties, with details of surname, forename/initial, rank and unit. Ordered by surname.