Faith Story Boards in Dunmanway Church as part of Sam Maguire Trail

In recent times St. Mary’s Church of Ireland in Dunmanway, County Cork has been in the news for its partnership with the local community and the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).  It is the church where Sam Maguire attended as a child and he is buried in the churchyard.  Sam Maguire’s story has been told through the Sam Maguire Community Bells, a visitor experience and passport trail.

Recently, story boards have been designed so that visitors will have the opportunity to learn something about the Church of Ireland:  the traditions and practices of the community who worship in St. Mary’s church today.

The fourteen story boards

St. Mary’s church has been open every day from 1st July to 15th September for visitors and is part of the Sam Maguire Passport Trail which is open all year round.  Group bookings are possible throughout the year: please contact

Story board – the Sanctuary

Story board – peace and reconciliation


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