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

St. Brendan
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The Honan Chapel of St. Finbarr,
University College Cork,
Western Road,
Cork City
St. Brendan (1916)

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St. Brendan (1916) is depicted wearing patchwork robes of greens, blues, purple and gold. The sun is shown setting behind his right shoulder. He holds a paddle in his left hand. The bottom panel depicts the dramatic moment when Brendan encounters the unhappy Judas. Judas is shown as a grey, devilish figure surrounded by red and yellow flames.

Photos Michael Cullen 2009 and Text by Lucy Costigan 2009