He was the son of an artisan and a lady of the Irish royal court. Born in Connaught, Ireland, and baptized Lochan, he was educated at Kilmacahil, Kilkenny, where the monks named him Fionnbharr (white head) because of his light hair; he is also known as Bairre and Barr. He went on pilgrimage to Rome with some of the monks, visiting St. David in Wales on the way back. Supposedly, on another visit to Rome the Pope wanted to consecrate him a bishop but was deterred by a vision, notifying the pope that God had reserved that honor to Himself, and Finbar was consecrated from heaven and then returned to Ireland. At any rate, he may have preached in Scotland, definitely did in southern Ireland, lived as a hermit on a small island at Lough Eiroe, and then, on the river Lee, founded a monastery that developed into the city of Cork, of which he was the first bishop. His monastery became famous in southern Ireland and attracted numerous disciples. Many extravagant miracles are attributed to him, and supposedly, the sun did not set for two weeks after he died at Cloyne about the year 633. His feast day is September 25th.
National Poetry Competition Winners
The Premier League Trophy came to St Finbar’s on 13th March as part of the prize for winning
Dementia logo competition
We are celebrating the children who entered the logo competition and celebrating our logo winner Ethan
- Nursery closed for training, reception open as normal 25th June 2019 9:00 am – 3:15 pm
- Sports Day Reception to Year 6 at IM Marsh 28th June 2019 9:00 am – 3:15 pm
- Glee club trip to Philharmonic 1st July 2019 9:00 am – 3:15 pm