Saint Finbarr (c. 550–c. 500s;506 23 March - Death of St Mac Caírthinn Bishop of Clogher. 620) Bishop of Cork in the 6th century and patron saint for the city and diocese of Cork. Cork (Corcaigh is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland and the island of Ireland 's third most populous city after Dublin and Belfast The 6th century is the period from 501 to 600 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian / Common Era. The patron saint of a particular group of people is a Saint who would protect and 'love' the group and its members
Possibly born near Bandon, and originally named Lochan, he is said to have studied in County Kilkenny where he was renamed Fionnbharr (Fairhead in Irish) for the colour of his hair. Bandon ( Droichead na Bandan in Irish) is a town in County Cork, Ireland. County Kilkenny ( is a landlocked county in Ireland. The county takes its name from the city of Kilkenny and has a population of 87558 Irish (ga ''Gaeilge'' is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish.
Finbarr is widely believed to have lived at an island hermitage at Gougane Barra, before founding a monastic settlement and centre of learning at an Corcach Mór. A hermit (from the Greek ἔρημος erēmos, signifying " Desert " "uninhabited" hence "desert-dweller" adjective "eremitic" Gougane Barra ( is a settlement west of Macroom in County Cork, Ireland. This settlement was to eventually grow to become the city of Cork. Cork (Corcaigh is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland and the island of Ireland 's third most populous city after Dublin and Belfast
Varying accounts of Finbarr's life suggest he travelled to Rome, and preached at Barra in Scotland. Rome ( Roma ˈroma Roma is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy's largest and most populous city with more than 2 The Isle of Barra or Barraigh/Eilean Bharraigh (in Scottish Gaelic) is a predominantly Gaelic-speaking island and apart from the adjacent island of Vatersay Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
Finbarr died at Cloyne in Cork and was buried in Gill Abbey - a site occupied by the present day Church of Ireland Saint Finbarre's Cathedral. There is also a village named Cloyne in Ontario, Canada. This article is about the town in the Republic of Ireland Cloyne The Church of Ireland (Eaglais na hÉireann is an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion, operating across the island of Ireland. Saint Finbarre's Cathedral, also spelled Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral ( Irish: Ardeaglais Naomh Fionnbarra) is a Church of Ireland Cathedral
There are several variations on the spelling of Finbarr's name. It will often be spelt as "Finbarre", or as a modern derivation "Finbar". (popular as a masculine name in Cork).
Finbar is an Irish name. Catholics and Protestants both recognise St. Finbarr. His feast day is 25 September. Events 303 - On a voyage preaching the Gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France