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St Gobnait and the bees

The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life.
18:30 - 19:30
Booking required
All Ages


Learn about the miracles, places and museum objects associated with this interesting medieval saint and the folk history of bees in everyday life.
Join Irish Folklife Curator, Tiernan Gaffney, for a special talk exploring the life and folklore associated with St Gobnait, Patron Saint of Bees and Iron Workers. Unlike most Christian saints, there is no hagiography written on St Gobnait so much of what we know comes from folklore.
This talk is in association with a new temporary exhibition A Murmur of Bees, opening this Autumn at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life.

CafeParkingWheelchair accessible


Full Address: National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Gortnafolla, Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland
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