Art Archive

How to make a St Brigid’s Cross

A step by step demonstration of how to make a St Brigid's Cross. Recorded in Kildare Town at Feile Bride 2013.

Everybody’s Icon

This video on the writing of the WMOF Icon of the Holy Family was shown at the RDS and the Phoenix Park during WMOF2018.

The Penal Cross at the Papal Mass

Fr Damian McNeice shows us the Penal Cross dating from 1763 which was on the altar at the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park.

Fáilte Pope Francis

This publication from Columba Books arose from a competition for children to draw a picture and write a letter of welcome addressed to Pope Francis.

The raising of Jairus’ daughter – WMOF2018 Icon

Beautiful description by Iconographer Mihai Cucu of a panel from the Icon of the Holy Family which is the Gospel reading for this Sunday. 

AMORIS Parish Conversation – Session 4 Clip 10

To start session 4 we look at a selection of children's art work depicting how they have experienced love in family life. (3:50)

WMOF Icon of the Holy Family – Christmas 2017

Fr Tim Bartlett explains that at all Christmas Day Masses people will be given a copy of the Holy Family Icon for their home.

WMOF Icon of the Holy Family – Mihai Cucu

Iconographer Mihai Cucu discusses the creation of the Holy Family Icon for WMOF2018 and how icons offer an unique perspective for contemplating the divine.

Children’s Family Album – WMOF2018

Julieann Moran explains about this art exhibition on family life which will be displayed at the World Meeting of Families in August 2018.

WMOF2018 Icon of the Holy Family – unveiling

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin anointed and unveiled this Icon on 21 August 2017 in Knock.  It will travel to every diocese in Ireland ahead of WMOF2018.

A Joy for all the Earth – Official WMOF2018 Hymn

The official hymn for the World Meeting of Families 2018 was composed by Ephrem Feeley. Recorded live at Blackrock College Dublin.

Limerick Chorus for 2020

Church bells rang out across Limerick to welcome the 2020 European Capital of Culture jurors who will be meeting the Limerick Bid team this week.

Marie Collins commends Spotlight to all Catholics

Marie Collins commends all Catholics to watch Spotlight, the winner of Best picture at the 2016 Oscars, which details the cover-up of abuse in Boston.

Advent and Christmas gifts from Veritas

Ciara Sherlock introduces the wide range of Advent and Christmas gifts available from Veritas shops around the country and on-line.

A Poem for the Ploughing

Bishop Denis Nulty invites people to visit the K&L stand at the 2015 Ploughing Championships where they can vote for the 'Poem for the Ploughing'.

Peace with the Father

Enjoy this beautiful hymn sung by Irish Seminarians at Mass on Trinity Sunday 2015 in the Pontifical Irish College in Rome.

Rededication of St Mel’s Cathedral – Seamus Butler

Address by Seamus Butler, Chairman of the St Mel's Cathedral Project Committee, at the Rededication Mass on 17th May 2015.

The Passion Play – Ballylinan

Watch short highlights from the final rehearsal for the 2015 Ballylinan Passion Play. Sold out except extra performance on Thursday

Walking on the Pastures of Wonder

Author John Quinn discusses his new book which draws together his radio conversations with the acclaimed spiritual writer John O'Donohue.

Liam Lawton on faith and music and new 2015 albums

Composer Liam Lawton reflects on how his music allows him to express his faith and previews two upcoming collections for 2015.

Nativity Play – Gaelscoil Eoghain Uí Thuairisc

Watch a wonderful bilingual Nativity Play performed by the pupils of Gaelscoil Eoghain Uí Thuairisc in Carlow recorded in the school on 17 December.

MIA 20 – Story telling and Playback Theatre

This session of story telling and playback theatre was part of the celebrations for 20th anniversary of Mercy International Association

Youth 2000 Summer Festival 2014 – Everything Drama

Watch a powerful drama from the Youth 2000 Summer Festival showing how the Lord never abandons us in our struggles and pain.

Marriage and family Conference 2014 – Drama 4

In a powerful monologue, a woman who was emotionally abused by her father shares how it obstructed faith and the path in faith through anger.

Marriage and family Conference 2014 – Drama 3

This drama examines how faith is handed on and the struggle between parents, children and grand-children to be true to themselves while respecting others.

Marriage and Family Conference 2014 – Drama 2

This drama highlights the issue of double-standards and how we can be more concerned with saving facing in the community than dealing healthily with our problems.

Marriage and Family Conference 2014 – Drama 1

This drama highlights how time-poverty and materialism can get in the way of family but there is the will to do something constructive about it.

Trócaire Poster Competition Winners 2013

The 2013 winners explain the meaning behind their poster which is on display now in all our schools during Lent 2014. Find out how to enter this year.

Trócaire Poetry Competition 2013 – Children Winners

Two of the winners in the children's category in the 2013 Trocaire / Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition

CSW 2014 Launch – Presentation of Crests

Students from 14 different schools bring together a work of art highlighting the shared goals of all catholic schools based around their respective school crests.

St. Mary’s Chapel Lane Belfast – new Chapel of Adoration

Fr James A. Boyle MHM introduces the little chapel of Adoration that was created during recent developments at the historic St Mary's Chapel Lane Belfast.

Survival – Sculpture and Poem by Freda Gilmore

Deirdre O'Rawe talks about the sculpture 'Survival' that adorns the recently renovated regional offices of Accord NI in Belfast.

The Jesse Box – promo

The main purpose of the box is to introduce children to scripture stories and to help you in the process of passing the faith to your children The Jesse box contains 9 wooden animals, 11 wooden cones together with printouts of the backgrounds, props,characters and a booklet guide for Advent, Christmas and The Epiphany and […]

Silent Presence – Integritas Garden of Presence

Patrick Treacy explains the background to the bell tower in the Garden of Presence at Integritas, a domestic centre of Christian spirituality in Kilkenny.

Absent Presence – Integritas Garden of Presence

Patrick Treacy talks about the 'Absent Presence' sculpture in the Garden of Presence at Integritas, a domestic centre of Christian spirituality in Kilkenny.

Trócaire And Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition 2013

Trish Groves from Trócaire speaking at the 2013 Poetry Competition awards ceremony highlights the power of words in the work for justice.

Trócaire Poetry Competition 2013 – Get Married My Daughter

Watch a perfomance of the poem - Get Married My Daughter - from Zimbabwe at the 2013 Trócaire / Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition Awards.

Trócaire Poetry Competition – Poems from Zimbabwe

Watch the performance of five poems from Zimbabwe at the 2013 Trócaire / Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition Awards.

Trócaire Poetry – History of the World by Clare O’Reilly

Clare O'Reilly reads her poem - History of the World - at a special Trócaire staff gathering in Maynooth as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations

The Jesus boat and schools of fish – 2013 K&L Diocesan Congress

Maeve Mahon explains the story and meaning behind a special installation created in Carlow Cathedral for the 2013 K&L Diocesan Congress

IEC2012 – Servant at the Supper

Watch some brief excerpts from the play Servant at the Supper performed by Eleanor Glenn from Canada at IEC2012.

K&L Primary Schools Altar Cloth

Hear the story behind the creation of the Altar Cloth from separate squares from almost every primary school in the diocese of Kildare & Leighlin.