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UCC to celebrate centenary of the Honan Chapel

18 Nov 2016
Virginia Teehan, Director of Cultural Projects, UCC, is among the speakers at the Honan Chapel Centenary talks. Photo: Provision.

University College Cork and the Board of Governors of the Honan Trust will host The Honan Chapel Centenary Symposium this Saturday (November 19) at the Aula Maxima, UCC (9:15 – 17:50) to mark its centenary.

Consecrated in November 1916, a turbulent year in Irish history, the Honan Chapel and its liturgical artworks include the best examples of the Irish Revival. 

The 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. 

Introduced by UCC President Dr Michael B. Murphy, Chair, the Board of Governors of the Honan Trust, the Symposium will chart the Chapel’s founding and growth and highlights its collection, architecture, history and ambience.

Speakers will 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. 

Free admission and all welcome. Register by e-mail:

Full programme available here:

University College Cork

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