The Honan Chapel has received a High Commendation

Peter Murphy accepting the Certificate for Highly Commended on behalf of FMP Architects from Vice-President of the Irish Georgian Society, Primrose Wilson.

The Honan Chapel has received a ‘High Commendation’ at the Irish Georgian Societies annual awards held at the City Assembly House in Dublin. We are absolutely delighted to receive this recognition along with main contractor Joe Costello.


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Highly Commended

Honan Chapel, University College Cork

Conservation consultant & contractors: FMP Architects & Costello Masonry

The Honan Chapel is a small Roman Catholic chapel, situated within the grounds of University College Cork, and was built for Isabella Honan, benefactor, in 1915 and consecrated in 1916. The chapel is one of Ireland’s most important examples of Hiberno-Romanesque, Celtic revival buildings and is also home to an important collection of furniture, stained glass, mosaic work, plate and textiles. Through a Conservation Plan led programme, external works included masonry conservation, minor repairs to roof slating, the conservation of rainwater goods and the careful conservation and repair of the original stained-glass windows designed by An Tur Gloine and Harry Clarke. Internally, works included lime plaster repairs, restoration of existing paint schemes, and the conservation of mosaic floors and of pews.

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