Fr Martin Clarke said: "The design of confessionals as they are at present prevents inappropriate contact.
But a spokesman for the Church in Ireland insisted the traditional confessional still protected children.
The glass confessionals will cost more than pounds 1,000 because the glass needs to be completely soundproof.
The new confessionals follow the Nolan Inquiry into the Catholic Church last year, which recommended that children and adults should make confession in the open.
Designed to be a sign of transparency in church dealings, the glassshielded confessionals have already been installed in Plymouth Cathedral and churches in England.
Certainly confessionals have been - and will be in the future - safe places, with a physical barrier between penitent and priest,'' he said.
The idea of open confessionals
was recommended in a report after a series of sex abuse scandals in the Catholic church.
He said most confessionals
were designed with a grille between priests and penitents.
Though Lavric somberly remembers being intimidated by the dark, musty confessional
with its heavy red curtain, she recalls the drive to church as having elements of both a lighthearted road trip and a sobering guilt trip.
I can't ever recall going into one of those big-city churches and not seeing some lights on at some of the confessionals
poetry of male writers, Robert Lowell, John Berryman, and Allen Ginsberg tends to explore motherhood differently, focusing not on intertexuality broadly, but on the interplay between just two voices, that of the mother and the child.