Cork Remembers 1914 ~ 1918: An Invitation to the Dedication of the Centenary Visual Memorial at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

 

This time last year (November 2014), in the first of the four centenary years of the First World War, the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Dr Paul Colton, and the Dean of Cork, the Very Reverend Nigel Dunne appealed for people to come forward with photographs of loved ones with a Cork connection (either 100 years ago or today) on any side on the conflict for inclusion in a visual centenary memorial to commemorate casualties and also veterans of the war who lived with the memories and scars throughout their lives.

Hundreds of people have done so and the memorial which has been set up in the south aisle of the Cathedral will be dedicated and opened during Choral Evensong with the Annual Act of Remembrance on Sunday next, 8th November at 4 p.m. in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral.

An invitation is issued to members of the public – anyone who is interested, and particularly those who have sent in photographs already – to attend next Sunday’s Service of Remembrance and Dedication in the Cathedral at 4 p.m.

WW1 Installation dedication invite

In the coming months and years it will still be possible to send scans of photographs for inclusion in the memorial which, says Bishop Colton “is an evolving memorial.”  He said

People are still finding photographs among stuff that has been stored or hoarded in their homes and, if these are scanned and sent to us, they can be sent to us at this email:  corkworldwar1@gmail.com 

 

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Further information from:

Sam Wynn Church of Ireland Diocesan Communications Officer

Telephone:   +353 (0)86 813 7659

E mail media@corkchurchofireland.com

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