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Finbarr, Saint

Bishop and patron of Cork, b. near Bandon, about 550, d. at Cloyne, Sept. 25, 623

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Finbarr (LOCHAN, BARR), Saint, Bishop and patron of Cork, b. near Bandon, about 550, d. at Cloyne, September 25, 623, was son of Ainergin. He evangelized Gowran, Coolcashin, and Aghaboe, and founded a school at Eirce. For some years he dwelt in a hermitage at Gougane Barra, where a beautiful replica of Cormac’s chapel has recently been erected in his honor. Finbarr was buried in the cathedral he built where Cork city now stands. He was specially honored also at Dornoch and Barra, in Scotland. There are five Irish saints of this name.

A. A. MACERLEAN


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