The Honan Chapel, Cork City- 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

Our Lady of Sorrows
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The Honan Chapel of St. Finbarr,
University College Cork,
Western Road,
Cork City
Our Lady of Sorrows (1917)

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Our Lady of Sorrows (1917) is located to the right of the altar. Mary is depicted in robes of royal blue and deep turquoise. Mary wears a golden crown. Her halo is a rich emerald that shimmers in the sunlight. Mary holds a pale pink rose in her left hand. Small figures surround her dressed in robes of gold, red and purple. The top panels of the window portrays the Holy Spirit. The bottom panels depict an excerpt from the Virgin's lullaby, showing musical notation and both Irish and English translations.

Photos Michael Cullen 2009 and Text by Lucy Costigan 2009