The Lunettes and Walls
The lunettes in the nave bear the image of saints relevant to university life. St Patrick and St Brigid, patrons of Ireland, and St Laurence O’Toole, the patron of Dublin, are honored in the lunettes in the sanctuary, while Sts. Peter and Paul (the church’s secondary patrons) are portrayed in the small panels on either side of the pulpit. The lunettes were hand painted by John Hungerford Pollen.
Irish marble from around the island adorns the walls of the church; the four colours representing the four provinces of Ireland. The black marbles come from Co. Kilkenny, the green from Co. Galway, the red from Co. Cork and the brown and grey from Co. Armagh and Co. Offaly.
Walk to the top of the aisle stopping in front of the communion rail. Look to your right at the high pulpit.