The Honan Chapel - Gallery Collection

Image TitleHonan Collection: Processional Cross (front)
DescriptionThis processional cross is modelled on the Cross of Cong (National Museum of Ireland, Dublin). The Cross of Cong It was used as a processional cross. It was made in 1123 at the order of the High King of Ireland, Turlough O´Conor. According to legend, it contained a piece of the True Cross. The Honan Chapel processional cross is made of silver, gilt, enamels and semi-precious stones. It carries a memorial inscription to the Honan family, Sir John O´Connell and his wife Mary. The inscription reads: Hac cruce crus tegitur qua passus coeditor orbis. Of your charity pray for the souls of Matthew and Isabella Honan by whose zeal and piety the chapel of St. Fin Barr , for which this cross was made, was founded for the Honan Hostel in the City of Cork A.D. 1916. Requiescant in pace. Pray, for the good estate here and hereafter of Sir John Robert O´Connell and of Dame Mary O´Connell his wife. This item has been catalogued by Virginia Teehan & Elizabeth Wincott Heckett in The Honan Chapel: A Golden Vision published by Cork University Press in 2004.
ContributorEdmond Johnson, Ltd., Dublin
Contribution Year1916
PhotographerAndrew Bradley
CopyrightHonan Trust
Date of Photograph2004
CollectionChapel Collection