Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Bishop of Cloyne John Brinkley, first Royal Astronomer of Ireland

Bishop John Brinkley

Bishop John Brinkley

On Sunday afternoon, 18th September at 4 p.m. in the Cathedral Church of Saint Colman, Cloyne, County Cork, the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, will preach at Evensong to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Bishop John Brinkley, Bishop of Cloyne (1826-1835).  Brinkley was previously Andrews Professor of Astronomy at Trinity College, Dublin and was the first Royal Astronomer of Ireland.  He was President of the Royal Astronomical Society from 1831-33 and President of the Royal Irish Academy from 1822 until the time of his death in 1835.  Following his death, in the Church of Ireland, the Diocese of Cloyne was united, to the Dioceses of Cork and Ross.  The Evensong will mark the conclusion of a weekend of events including a lecture and the Stardome Portable Planetarium.  Full details are here.

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