St. Barrahane’s Church of Ireland- 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. Gobnait (1916)
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The Honan Chapel of St. Finbarr,
University College Cork,
Western Road,
Cork City
St. Gobnait (1916)

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St. Gobnait (1916) is dressed in royal blue robes with elaborate designs in turquoise. She wears a silver cloak and a veil. Thieves are depicted around her lower body. Bees are depicted at both sides of her face. The window is bordered with tiny blue and magenta beads of colour. In the bottom panel the saint is shown carrying a honeycomb and bees are depicted chasing away the thieves who threaten to rob her church.

Photos Michael Cullen 2009 and Text by Lucy Costigan 2009