Bells of the Diocese Ring In New Year in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

Among the church bell towers hard at work at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve in Cork, Cloyne and Ross was that at the Church of Saint Mary Doneraile, County Cork.

Five minutes to midnight - all ready to ring in the New Year in St. Mary's Church, Doneraile, County Cork are l-r Paul Deane, Eddie Gabriel, Mark Buckley, Linda Deane, David Deane and Ian Wharton (Photo:  Tom Corbett)

Five minutes to midnight – all ready to ring in the New Year in St. Mary’s Church, Doneraile, County Cork are l-r Paul Deane, Eddie Gabriel, Mark Buckley, Linda Deane, David Deane and Ian Wharton (Photo: Tom Corbett)

Bell-ringing, as in change-ringing, the art of ringing a set of tuned bells in a series of ‘mathematical’ patterns (called changes) is done in five churches in the Diocese:  Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, Saint Fachtna’s Cathedral, Rosscarbery, Saint Mary’s Church, Doneraile, Saint Peter’s Church, Bandon, and Abbeystrewry Parish Church (Skibbereen).

Saint Mary's Church, Doneraile, County Cork on New Year's Eve

Saint Mary’s Church, Doneraile, County Cork on New Year’s Eve (Photo: Tom Corbett)

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