St Gobnait Harry Clarke Window

St. Gobnait’s Feast Day, lover of bees and our favourite saint 🐝 is on 11th February and is a busy day in Ballyvourney where she founded her abbey. St. Gobnait is Ireland’s patron saint of bees and beekeeping. Did you know that bees were highly prized in medieval times and Gobnait developed a life long affinity…

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Bee collecting pollen from a flower

Bees and other pollinators may be dying here in Ireland, but they are more resilient than you might think. They have a tendency to bounce back if you provide the right conditions for them. One simple way is to bee-friendly patch of flowers in your own pollinator garden. Irish bees love borage, hellebore, poppies, sunflowers,…

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