“Three Churches” Ecumenical Palm Sunday Walk in Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Three churches that work regularly and ecumenically together in Clonakilty, County Cork joined for a Palm Sunday walk in the town.  The people gathered at Kennedy Gardens  and were led to each church in turn by the Reverend Daniel Owen (Church of Ireland Rector), Monsignor Aidan O’Driscoll and Father Edward Collins (Roman Catholic Church) and the Reverend Daphne Twinem (Methodist Church, West Cork Circuit), and were joined by representatives of community life in the town.  Here are the photos:

The Rev. Daniel Owen,  Mgr. Aidan O'Driscoll, the Rev. Daphne Twinem (Methodist Church West Cork Circuit), Cllr. Phil O'Regan, a representative of An Garda Síochána,and  Fr. Edward Collins prepare to lead the 'Three Churches' Ecumenical Palm Sunday Walk in Clonakilty, County Cork

The Rev. Daniel Owen, Mgr. Aidan O’Driscoll, the Rev. Daphne Twinem (Methodist Church West Cork Circuit), Cllr. Phil O’Regan, a representative of An Garda Síochána,and Fr. Edward Collins prepare to lead the ‘Three Churches’ Ecumenical Palm Sunday Walk in Clonakilty, County Cork

Getting ready to leave from Kennedy Gardens (Photo: Daniel Owen)

Mattia Leoni of the Methodist Church gets everyone singing as they prepare to leave from Kennedy Gardens (Photo: Daniel Owen)

Walking up McCurtain Hill towards Kilgariffe Parish Church (Photo:  Daniel Owen)

Walking up McCurtain Hill towards Kilgariffe Parish Church (Photo: Daniel Owen)

Setting off again from Kilgariffe Parish Church (Photo:  Daniel Owen)

Setting off again from Kilgariffe Parish Church (Photo: Daniel Owen)

In the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Clonakilty

In the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Clonakilty

Mgr Aidan O'Driscoll (winning prize for the largest branch!) with the Reverend Daniel Owen.

Mgr Aidan O’Driscoll (winning prize for the largest branch!) with the Reverend Daniel Owen.

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