Audio Documentary - A Very Handsome Chapel


A Very Handsome Chapel, Cork Campus Radio production, November 1996

The 80th anniversary of the Honan Chapel was marked by "A Very Handsome Chapel" a documentary for radio produced by Cork Campus Radio (97.4fm) in November 1996. It was first broadcast by the station in December 1996. The title was taken from the President's Report, University College Cork (1913/14). It was produced for radio by Gráinne Gillen and Sinéad Wilde. Dramatisations were read by John Sheehan. Kieran Hurley was the production engineer. The contributors were Virginia Teehan (former College Archivist), Rev. Fr. Padraig Corkery (former College Chaplain) and James Cronin. We wish to sincerely thank Cork Campus Radio for granting us permission to broadcast audio clips on this site.

Presidents Report

President's Report, University College Cork (1913/14): by 1914 plans were under way to build a chapel of the Hiberno-Romanesque order on the grounds of the Honan Hostel. Duration: 00:16.

Honan Family

The Honan family: Virginia Teehan briefly explains the significance of the Honan family for Cork patronage. Duration: 00:35.

Foundation Charter

The foundation of the Honan Chapel: Virginia Teehan explains why the Honan Chapel was built. Duration: 00:45.

Honan Congregation

The Honan Chapel's congregation: Rev. Fr. Padraig Corkery gives an account of those who attend the chapel. Duration: 00:27.

Golden Vision

The Honan Chapel: a golden vision: Virginia Teehan explains the significance of the Honan Chapel commission in 1916. Duration: 01:33.

Oswald Reeves

Oswald Reeves: Virginia Teehan and James Cronin outline the significance of the Tabernacle in the Honan Chapel. Duration: 01:09.

Dun Emer

Dun Emer Guild: Virginia Teehan details the work of women of the Irish Arts & Crafts Movement. Duration: 01:03.

Harry Clarke

Harry Clarke: Virginia Teehan, Gráinne Gillen, and James Cronin outline the significance of the Harry Clarke windows in the Honan Chapel.Duration: 02:16.

Arts & Crafts

Irish Arts & Crafts Movement: Virginia Teehan explains the significance of the Honan Chapel in the context of the Irish Arts & Crafts Movement (1894-1925). Duration: 01:28.

Honan Vestments

Vestments: Virginia Teehan outlines the significance of this commission. Duration: 00:48.

Vatican Two Changes

Honan Chapel and Vatican II: Rev. Fr. Padraig Corkery outlines the re-ordering of the Honan Chapel (1983-1996). Duration: 01:15.

Honan Baptismal Font

Baptismal font: Rev. Fr. Padraig Corkey outlines the significance of Imogen Stuart's font installed in November 1996. Duration: 01:33.

A Living Chapel

A living chapel: Virginia Teehan explains the artistic evolution of the Honan Chapel. Duration: 00:30.

Conservation of the Honan Collection

Collection management and conservation: Virginia Teehan outlines the need to carefully manage and conserve items from the Honan Collection. Duration: 01:39.

The Mosaic Floor

The mosaic floor: Rev. Fr. Padraig Corkery explains the significance of the mosaic floor in the Honan Chapel. Duration: 00:47.

Credits

Credits: programme credits by Gráinne Gillen (programme producer). Duration: 00:39.

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