Statues - Hither & Thither

Ireland
Bantry - Beanntraí
Cork - Corcaigh

Chapel Street
(St. Finbarr's Catholic Church)

St. Finbarr and St. Ita

Seamus Murphy
1930s

Bantry - <i>Beanntraí</i> /  St. Finbarr and St. Ita

Description

Two statues in niches in the front facade of St. Finbarr's Catholic Church:
  1. St. Finbarr of Cork, in Irish Fionnbharra, very often abbreviated to Barra, (c. 550 - 633), Bishop of Cork and abbot of a monastery in what is now the city of Cork, Ireland. He is patron saint of that city and of the Diocese of Cork (Wikipedia).
  2. St. Ita or St. íte of Killeedy [íte ingen Chinn Fhalad, 480 - 570/577) early Irish nun, known as the 'foster mother of the saints of Erin'. (Wikipedia).

Bantry - Beanntraí / St. Finbarr and St. Ita
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Bantry - Beanntraí / St. Finbarr and St. Ita
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Sculptor

Tags

Location N 51°40'41" W 9°26'53"

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