PHOTOGRAPHED MAY 2023
Saint Finbar, Finbarr, Finnbar, or Finnbarr, in Irish Fionnbharra, very often abbreviated to Barra, (c. 550–25 September 623) was Bishop of Cork and abbot of a monastery in what is now the city of Cork, Ireland. He is patron saint of the city and of the Diocese of Cork. His feast day is 25 September.
I visit this cemetery every trip to Cork City and every time, without fail, it rains. This time I spent about 45 minutes sheltering under thrre or in the public toilet.
St.Finbarr’s municipal cemetery is located at Glasheen Road, Cork City. It is operated by Cork City Council. It opened in 1867, and houses both Roman Catholic and Protestant burials. The cemetery houses the graves of many prominent people and it is also the location of the Republican Plot which houses the remains of many of those killed in the War of Independence/Anglo-Irish War 1919-1921 and the Civil War 1922-1923, such as Tomás MacCurtain, Terence MacSwiney, and Tadhg Barry.
The digitisation of the 1867 to 1896 burial register was carried out with funding from Cork City Council and the Creative Ireland Programme, in 2017. The digitisation of the 1896 – 1930 burial registers has been carried out with funding from the Cork City Council 1920-1923 commemorative programme, and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.