The Honan Chapel - Gallery Collection

Image TitleHonan Chapel: general view
DescriptionIn 1914 plans were underway to design a chapel on the grounds of the hostel in the Hiberno-Romanseque style. O´Connell commissioned Harry Clarke to design a set of windows for the chapel in January 1915. Virginia Teehan and Paul Larmour have praised the Honan Chapel (the Collegiate Chapel of St. Finn Barr) for its overall unity of design. Many of the key members of the Irish Arts & Crafts Movement are represented: Oswald Reeves; Harry Clarke; William Scott; the Dun Emer Guild; Egans of Cork; Johnston of Dublin; Oppenheimer of Manchester; Catherine O´Brien and Alfred Child of the Sarah Purser glass studio called An Túr Gloine (The Tower of Glass), 1903–63. Rev. Sir John O´Connell´s personal influence was a significant factor in bringing these designers together for the project and creating the harmony of design so praised by scholars. In 1996 Sisk & Sons worked as contractors on the O’Rahilly Building project. This complex was built on the site of the former Honan Hostel (1914-91).
ContributorSir John O´Connell; Sir Bertrim Windle; James McMullen; John Sisk & Son, Cork
Contribution Year1916
PhotographerRory Long
CopyrightHonan Trust
Date of Photograph2003