The Honan Chapel - Gallery Collection

Image TitleHonan Chapel: view of west face
DescriptionInspired by the aspirations of the Arts & Crafts Movement, Sir John O´Connell and the President of Uiversity College Cork, Sir Bertram Windle, insisted that the design of the chapel should represent the best of Irish artistic traditions. The fabric of the chapel was inspired by 12th century Hiberno-Romanesque architecture. The west front is adapted from St. Cronan´s Chapel in Roscrea. Cork craftsmen were employed in order to provide work for the local community and also to encourage local talent. A local architectural firm, McMullen & Associates, designed the chapel. John Sisk & Son of Cork built it. Henry Emery of Dublin was assisted by apprentices from the Cork Technical School in the carving of the stone capitals of Munster Saints framing the west door.
ContributorSir John O´Connell; Sir Bertrim Windle; James McMullen; John Sisk & Son, Cork
Contribution Year1916
PhotographerJames Cronin
CopyrightJames Cronin and the Honan Trust
Date of Photograph2006