The Honan Chapel - Gallery Collection

Image TitleHonan Chapel: detail of capitals flanking the west door
DescriptionThe Honan family coat-of-arms can be seen in this detail of the west door. “Honan” is an ancient Irish surname associated with the medieval territory of Thomand, comprising Co. Clare, Co. Limerick and Co. Tipperary. Heraldry plays an important part in the decoration of the Honan Chapel. The significant emblems are the crests of the Honan family; the Honan Hostel; Rev. Sir. John Robert O´Connell and the Munster bishops. Below the diocesian arms you can see a wooden peg plugging a socket. These sockets once held wrought-iron grille gates designed by William Scott, professor of architecture, University Colege Dublin and made by McLoughlin & Sons, Dublin. This item has been comprehensively examined by Virginia Teehan & Elizabeth Wincott Heckett in The Honan Chapel: A Golden Vision published by Cork University Press in 2004.
ContributorHenry Emery & apprentices from the Cork Technical School
Contribution Year1916
PhotographerJames Cronin
CopyrightJames Cronin and the Honan Trust
Date of Photograph2003