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


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Saint Declan is depicted wearing a patchwork cloak of gold and a silver and gold mitre. The young Ruanus is dressed in silver, pale blues, pinks and greens. Both are standing on a sea of Celtic blue spirals, and red and gold circles. The saints are framed by tiny figures that are reminiscent of early Irish manuscript borders. In the lower panels various saints are depicted in a rocky landscape.

Photos Michael Cullen 2009 and Text by Lucy Costigan 2009