Friday night saw the launch of a new society, Friends of Cloyne Cathedral, dedicated to enhancing the use of this heritage site in Cloyne by the wider community. The evening began when Ms Pem Stanley played several organ pieces, leaving those present in no doubt of the Cathedral’s superior acoustics. Dean Alan Marley welcomed all present and launched the new society of Friends, which plans an on-going series of cultural events.
A cheese and wine reception followed, as Ms Patricia Lyons and Dr Clodagh Tait led impromptu walkabout tours of the Cathedral’s treasures.
First built in the 7th century, the site’s current building dates from the 13th century. Cloyne Cathedral is often associated with its two famous bishops, the philosopher George Berkeley and the astronomer John Brinkley. We wish the Friends of Cloyne Cathedral success in fostering appreciation of the cathedral’s treasures among the wider community.
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