The Honan Chapel - Gallery Collection


Image TitleHonan Chapel: detail of the mosaic floor
DescriptionLudwig Oppenheimer worked on several major projects in Ireland: The Dublin Museum (1890); St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Cathedral (1892); Sts Augustine and John, Thomas Street, Dublin (c.1899); Newry Cathedral (1904-1909); Redemptorist Church, Limerick (1927); Sts. Peter and Paul, Clonmel (??); St. Mary´s, Nenagh (1910); Clonakilty; Fermoy; Midleton; Kilmallock. The mosaics in the Honan Chapel were designed by Ludwig Oppenheimer Ltd., Manchester (1915-1916). The style of the Honan Chapel floor mosaics is a fusion of neo-Byzantine and neo-Celtic elements. The imagery and inscriptions within the mosaic floor draw their inspiration from the created world, and the words are from the song of praise to God in the Canticle of the Three Young Men in the Fiery Furnace (Daniel III, 57-58).
ContributorLudwig Oppenheimer Ltd., Manchester
Contribution Year1916
  
PhotographerRory Long
CopyrightHonan Trust
Date of Photograph2003
CollectionInterior