The Live Crib ‘Road to Bethlehem’ which took place in St Mary’s Churchyard in Carrigaline, Co. Cork on 9th and 10th December was one of the many events in parishes around the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross which set the scene for Christmas which begins tomorrow evening, Christmas Eve, 24th December.
At the centre of this popular event was an engaging pageant telling the story of the birth of Jesus. On their way to the live crib, there were choirs and music groups singing in the church, a moving Christmas Village, and seasonal refreshments in the Parish Hall. Animals in the crib included Billy the Donkey, Mother Sheep with twin Lambs and a 6 year old Turkey (!) plus an engaging Pageant telling the story of the birth of Jesus.
All the monies raised went to local charities: Cork Simon, St Vincent de Paul, and Charlie’s Equine Rescue.
Parishioner, John Andrew, has made a short video of parts of the weekend’s music and the Live Crib which you can see HERE.