Between 1915 and 1918 Harry Clarke created nine windows for the Honan Chapel of St. Finbarr, at University College Cork.- Harry Clarke (1889 to 1931) was undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest stained glass artist. Internationally the name of Harry Clarke is synonymous with quality craftsmanship and imaginative genius in his stained glass work.

The Honan Chapel, Cork City


Honan Chapel, UCD, Cork City, Ireland

Between 1915 and 1918 Harry Clarke created nine windows for the Honan Chapel of St. Finbarr, at University College Cork. These magnificent windows were central in building a solid reputation for Harry’s skilled craftsmanship and originality. The windows are: Saints Brigid, Patrick and Colmcille 1915 (3 lights); St. Finbarr (1916), St. Ita (1916), St. Albert (1916), St. Gobnait (1916), St. Brendan (1916), St. Declan (1916), St. Joseph (1917), and Our Lady of Sorrows (1917). 
Several of the windows went on view in the Studios in June 1916 to rave reviews. The Irish Times (30th June 1916) reported that: the windows, in the opinion of some of the most competent critics, rival in beauty some of most remarkable products of Continental art.

Rerefences
____The Irish Times, Exhibition of Stained Glass Windows, 30 June 1916, p.7

Photos Michael Cullen 2009 and Text by Lucy Costigan 2009

 



 


The Honan Chapel has 9 Harry Clarke windows Click on images for more information and images.

St. Brigid, Patrick & Colmcille St. Finbarr St. Ita
 
St. Albert St. Gobnait St. Brendan
 
St. Declan St. Joseph Our Lady of Sorrows