Annual Cape Clear Visit for Cork Diocesan Youth Council

The annual  Cork Diocesan Youth Council (CDYC) weekend on Cape Clear Island (Oileáin Chléire) took place from 23rd to 25th September last. Cape Clear Island is the most southerly point of Ireland.

Facing severe weather forecasts, 20 young people and 4 leaders set off from Baltimore on Friday evening. The crossing was rough but all fared well. The weekend was full of activities, and the weather turned out to be very good, with a lovely sunny day on Sunday. Activities included jumping off the pier, walking, challenges, and games. There were also a series of talks on characters of the Old Testament: Moses, Joshua and Gideon.

Young people and leaders from Cork, Cloyne and Ross who spent a weekend recently on Cape Clear Island - an annual event.

Young people and leaders from Cork, Cloyne and Ross who spent a weekend recently on Cape Clear Island – an annual event.

On Sunday, the rector of the Parish of Abbeystrewry Union (which includes Cape Clear) the Reverend John Ardis travelled out to the Island to celebrate Holy Communion.  He was accompanied  by a number of parishioners from the mainland, and, along with the visiting youth, they were were joined at the Service by some of the Island’s residents.

The rector of the parish, the Reverend John Ardis, presided at a celebration of the Eucharist for the youth members, parishioners and some of the Island's residents.

The rector of the parish, the Reverend John Ardis, presided at a celebration of the Eucharist for the youth members, parishioners and some of the Island’s residents.

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