The Altars are all of simple
white marble slabs on central
marble supports relieved only
by bronze motifs - those of
the High Altar depicting the
Sacrifice of Calvary and that
of the Blessed Sacrament
Altar depicting the miracle of
the loaves and fishes. The
Tabernacle on the Blessed
Sacrament Altar is of satinised
bronze with burnished
bronze doors designed by the
architect in conjunction with
R. Enda King. The Sanctuary area is completed
with white and green
marble altar rails, black and
satinised bronze candlesticks
and fittings, all over-shadowed
by a blue and white relief
of the Archangel Gabriel
on the main back wall.
The stained glass leaded windows and Stations of the Cross were executed
by the Abbey Stained Glass Studios incorporated in the Dublin
Glass and Paint Co. The beaten bronze doors of the Tabernacle on the
Blessed Sacrament Altar are by R. Enda King of Gill and Sons Ltd.
The theme of the main front entrance stained glass window is of the
Guardian Angel in the traditional role of custodian of a boy and girl.
Note the outstretched arms of the Guardian Angel encompassing the
world with protective care. The head-dress was, in fact, copied from that
worn by Cleopatra in the block-buster film of that time!
In the front entrance porch are two etched glass panels depicting the Annunciation
and the Nativity.