Stained Glass in Fishguard
Stained Glass in Fishguard is the first book from Sulien Books since the limited-edition book on the medieval tiles at St Davids Cathedral, published in 2019. Fishguard is not far north from St Davids along the coast of Pembrokeshire. Fishguard is well known as the place where the ferry leaves for Ireland, although located up on the hill above the bay and Goodwick (or Harbour Village) where the port is situated. The book differs earlier similar books on these pages as it includes windows from four churches, and a recent work in the town library. The book was produced as part of the work for the Ports, Past and Present project, which has been preoccupied with the history and heritage of the five port towns that currently link Wales and Ireland.
Most of the stained glass in the book is from St Mary's in Fishguard, where the earliest stained glass was made in around 1919, and a pair of windows by John Petts are found at the east and west ends of the church. Work by Clarke's of Dublin can be found in the Catholic church, embodying the connections between Ireland and Wales. Stained glass from the churches at Goodwick (now closed) and at Manorowen is also included.