UCC to host special celebration to mark centenary of Honan Chapel

The Honan Chapel, University College Cork, consecrated in 1916.

The famed Honan Chapel in University College Cork is set to celebrate its 100th year.

Next Saturday, UCC and the Board of Governors of the Honan Trust will host The Honan Chapel Centenary Symposium marking the milestone.

Named for the Cork merchant family who gave money for it to be built, the Honan Chapel was consecrated in November 1916.

The Chapel was originally modelled on Cormac’s Chapel at Cashel, designed by J.F. McMullen and built by John Sisk and Sons.

The centenary event will celebrate the rich history of the Chapel and its unique collection of artworks, regarded by many as the jewel in the crown of the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement.

The liturgical artworks in the Honan Chapel include some of the best examples of the Irish Revival.

Photos given exclusively to irishexaminer.com by UCC

UCC President Dr Michael B. Murphy who is also Chair of the Board of Governors of the Honan Trust will introduce the Symposium that will chart the Chapel’s founding, growth and highlight its collection, architecture, history and ambience.

Speakers from around the globe will be in attendance to help celebrate the centenary and those include Professor Nancy Netzer, Director, McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College; Professor Kevin Whelan, Director, Notre Dame University Global Gateway, Dublin; Dr Paul Larmour, expert on the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement and Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe, an expert on Harry Clarke's works.

Other speakers include Raghnall Ó Floinn, Director of the National Museum of Ireland; Dr Peter Harbison, Honorary Academic Editor, Royal Irish Academy; Virginia Teehan, Director of Cultural Projects, University College Cork; and Vera Ryan, Crawford College of Art and Design.

The event takes place Saturday, November 19, at the Aula Maxima, in UCC from 9:15am – 5:50pm. Admission is free. To register email niamh.mundow@ucc.ie.


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