Last year my currach depicting St Gobnait, based on images from the Harry Clarke window in the Honan Chapel in Cork, was exhibited as part of the Curacha Exhibition celebrating 21 years of Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr. The currach then spent time in Galway Cathedral and overall was seen by thousands of visitors. Since then it has visited the Church in Oughterard which has a Harry Clarke window and now in 2022 it will feature as part of Culture Night Celebrations in the Saint Gobnait’s Church, Bhaile Mhúirne, County Cork. We are delighted to bring the currach to Baile Mhúirne as this is the where Saint Gobnait founded her monastery after, as legend has it, an angel appeared to her and told her she would find the site of her resurrection where she saw nine white deer grazing, which she finally did in Baile Mhúirne.
The Currach and a hand printed and coloured Lino print depicting the saint, will be on display in the St Gobnait’s Church from 6 to 9.30pm on Culture Night, 23rd September 2022. There will be a short talk on the project at 7:15pm.