Easter Sun-Up in Rosscarbery, County Cork

Every year the Cork Diocesan Youth Council (CDYC) runs an Easter event called Sun-Up in Rosscarbery.  On Saturday the 20th April at 4pm, the youth gathered in Rosscarbery hall.

Some of the Cork, Cloyne and Ross Young People at Sun-Up 2019

Introductions were made and the group set off soon after for a round of crazy golf and a run in the maze at Rosscarbery Crazy Golf and Driving Range.  This year, the Range provided food, so everyone was fed and watered before heading back to the hall for games, activities and a movie.

Waiting for food in Rosscarbery

There were a few different activities and challenges throughout the evening.  The first challenge was for the group had to create a meter long, hands free device out of newspaper, tape and straws. The object of the activity was to transport an egg from one end of it to next without touching it.  There were some creations built and a few smashed eggs but every group produced a satisfactory model.

Hands free device at Sun-Up 2019

The second activity was to create a Cross out of timber, nails (tacs) and string.  Some amazing creations came out of this exercise.

On Easter morning, 21st April, the group headed to the Warren Beach to be part of the 6.30am Eucharist Service led by the Very Reverend Christopher Peters, Dean of Ross.  The Rev. Kingsley Sutton, Rector of Kilgariffe, was also there with his guitar to help out with the music.

Easter dawn Service at Sun-Up 2019

This Service was well attended by our youth, by parishioners and people from around Rosscarbery and further afield.

Sun-UP – Easter 2019

A BBQ breakfast was provided by Avril Allshire after the service.

Breakfast after Sun-Up 2019

Sun-Up 2019 at the Warren Strand, West Cork




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