The Peter Flannery Chalice; 1715
Another item related to the church is the Kiltullagh Chalice.
The following information has been gathered from the "Clonfert Museum and its collections".
Inscribed (on the foot):
"Ex Dono R D Petri Flaner? ad ppetuum usu Ecclesiae de Kiltollagh ob: 23
Deep straight sided bowl with everted lip; a replacement, bearing Dublin
hallmark of 1906.
Hexagonel stem with fluted collars at four junctions. Narrow flange at
junction with foot. Globular
knop engraved with conventional floral and chevron ornaments. The foot an
octagonal pyramidoid with
concave base lines. Narrow, moulded, vertical member, octafoil in outline. A
Crucifixion engraved on
one facet of foot, around the perimeter of which is a narrow band of scale
ornament merging at each
angle into a fleur-de-lis. Screw joints at junctions of upper stem and knop,
and lower stem and
foot. Weight marks underneath foot 13:05:0.
Height of chalice: 81/4 ins.
Diameter of bowel: 31/2 ins.
Width of base: 5 ins.
A Galway made chalice.
Accompanying patten (Diameter 41/2 ins.) engraved with monogram HIS
surmounted by cross patée fichée
surrounded by flames. Marker's mark, MC. Perhaps Ml.Coldwell of Cork, or
Noticed in Buckley's Some Irish alter plate, 135, but location not given.
Dr.Flannery was a Doctor
of the Sorbonne and Vicar General of Clonfert.
From Killimordaly parish church. Presented by Very Rev.T.Dunne,P.P.