For the first time ever, the Cherry Cup has been won by the bellringers from St Mary’s Church, Doneraile. The Cherry Cup Competition is organised annually by the Southern District of the Irish Association of Change Ringers.
According to the rules of the competition, the ‘R R Cherry Cup shall be awarded to the Society producing the best striking in the opinion of the Judges.’
Well done everyone in Doneraile.
In the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross the art of change-ringing – a team of people ringing a set of tuned bells in a series of mathematical patterns called ‘changes’ – is practiced in a number of churches in the Diocese: Doneraile, St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork; St Peter’s Church, Bandon; St Fachtna’s Cathedral, Rosscarbery; and Abbeystrewry Parish Church, Skibbereen.