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St Finn Barr

(d. c. 623)


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(d. c.623).

Bishop of Cork. Finn Barr lived as a hermit by Lake Gougane Barra. Attracting numerous followers, he established the monastery of Etargabail, renowned for its school and centre of his cult. More famous was his foundation around which the city of Cork developed and where he is buried.

Subjects: British History.


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