The Honan Chapel - Gallery Collection


Image TitleHonan Chapel: general view of the nave
DescriptionThe nave is 72ft and 28ft wide. The chancel is 26ft long and 18ft wide. The chancel arch was inspired by the ruined chapel of Monaincha, not far from Roscrea, and built on what is known as “Holy Island”. The altar is made of a single slab of Cork limestone. The tabernacle is inspired by a Celtic reliquary. The communion rail is also of Cork limestone. The arcading in the nave is inspired by Cormac’s Chapel at Cashel. The arcading consists of shafts of polished Castleisland red marble with carved caps and moulded arch stones. The stress on the design of the windows is that they are designed by Irish craftsmen. The fittings of the Chapel are of seasoned polished oak. The President’s and Warden’s stalls have their appropriate Coat-of-Arms. John Sisk & Son were the builders and Mr. Peter O’Flynn was the supervising Clerk of Works.
ContributorSir John O´Connell; Sir Bertrim Windle; James McMullen; John Sisk & Son, Cork
Contribution Year1916
  
PhotographerDaniel C. Doolan
CopyrightDaniel C. Doolan and the Honan Trust
Date of Photograph2006
CollectionInterior