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The Irish in the UK – Ep 243- Harry Clarke windows at St Oswald & St Edmund Arrowsmith and Irish Democratic League of Britain

This week…
In Part 1… Harry Clarke was a Dublin born stained-glass artist. Born in 1889, he was a leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement. His windows at St Oswald & St Edmund Arrowsmith RC Church in Ashton-in-Makerfield are considered to be some of his finest work. We visit the church and meet Rev Fr John Gorman who talks with passion about the church and its magnificent windows. We gain some expert knowledge from Mike Hope, John Francis and Gerry Molumby and learn about the martyrdom of St Edmund Arrowsmith. The church is now the shrine of The Holy Hand of St Edmund Arrowsmith and part 1 concludes with a blessing by the Holy Hand.

In Part 2… We’re in Warrington for the Irish Democratic League of Britain meeting. Representatives from Warrington, the Brian Boru Club, Pendle & District and Haslingden talk on the programme about how the clubs are recovering and what’s coming up over the year. Music and dancing and above all, a positive look forward as we come out of these difficult times.

For more information
St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith on Facebook
Irish Democratic League of Britain – irishinbritain.org

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