A series of exhibition boards created by the Shandon Area History Group was unveiled on 12th August at a special preview event in St Anne’s Church, Shandon. The event was well attended and Cllr. Derry Canty, who deputised for Lord Mayor Deirdre Forde, gave a short speech on behalf of the City Council.
Rev. Meghan Farr welcomed everyone and said:
I’m delighted to be a part of sharing these incredible boards with the wider Cork community as we celebrate the 300th anniversary. Thank you to the Shandon History Group and all who put in so much time and effort.
Anne Twomey from the History Group gave an introduction to the project and David O’Brien, City Librarian, spoke behalf of the City Library, which supported the project from its inception. The boards present stories of St. Anne’s Church, its famous bells, and the people of the Shandon area. They also include details about St Mary’s Church, Skiddy’s Almshouse, The Green Coat School, Fr. Prout, and others. The special commemorative visitor’s guide, Three Hundred Years of St. Anne’s Church, Shandon, was launched as part of the exhibition and introduced by author Michael Lenihan.
The guide is now available for purchase and the boards are on display for Cork Heritage Week and will remain throughout the month of September.