The Honan Chapel, Cork City

St. Gobnait

The Honan Chapel of St. Finbarr,  University College Cork,  Western Road, Cork City.   Number of Lights 1,  Window: 9 Date 1916

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 by © Michael Cullen (for prints/sales - Text © by Lucy Costigan