depicted in stained glass at Thomastown's
Church of the Assumption, County Kilkenny.
Churches worldwide will celebrate the Nativity,
with beautiful cribs, large and small.
Portlaw's St. Patrick's Church,
will have it's ever-popular large crib, which will be
officially opened at this evening's Vigil Mass.
Probably the most unusual crib in the country,
and well worth travelling to see, will be
the MOVING CRIB, Dublin, which can be visited at
42 Parnell Square West, Rotunda, Dublin.
It's a sight to behold!!!
Check out website first at: http://www.stmartin.ie/crib/
December 26th 2017:
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Crib at Ardfinnan Church.
Shepherd at Ardfinnan Crib.
Crib at Clogheen Church.
The three Wise Men awaiting their inclusion in the Clogheen Crib on January 6th.
This beautiful one at Ballylooby church.
Images 1522 to 1527 taken on a Suir Valley Photographic Group outing.
Much of the fine stained glass in the above churches was also photographed same day.
Newtown (Kilmacthomas) Church.
A special 'Thank You' to the Kilsheelan gentleman
and the Newtown lady met at Newtown Church
for the enjoyable conversations and useful information!
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THE PORTLAW CRIB HEREUNDER:
suggested they might be
Such pipes are heard occasionally
on RTE Radió
trad music programmes.
Maybe the figures were made in Spain?
The headgear might well be a clue?
Most unusual, surely, but a search for water carrier crib figures on the Internet showed one company supplying a female figure carrying two buckets with a yoke on her shoulders. A further search revealed that water carriers were quite common in China up to the 1400s. Then again, we are quite accustomed nowadays to seeing young African children on TV, who have to travel miles each day to source and carry home water, usually depicted as being polluted.
On the other hand this water carrier may well be carrying a jar of wine to celebrate the birth of Jesus?
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