Category Archives: Church History

“People and Places” St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal

The interactive experience and audio tour at St Mary’s Collegiate Church in Youghal, Co. Cork has attracted many visitors since its installation in May 2021. In this week’s episode of “People and Places” Canon Andrew Orr offers us a taste … Continue reading

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New Interactive Visitor Experience at St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal, County Cork

One of Ireland’s oldest churches to remain in continuous use, St Mary’s Collegiate Church in Youghal, has a great many stories to tell. Now an exciting new immersive visitor experience in the church, ‘Voices of St. Mary’s’, lets visitors hear … Continue reading

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Saving the Unique Mosaics covering the walls of the Church of the Ascension, Timoleague, County Cork

Thursday, 13th May is Ascension Day, and there will be an open day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the unique Church of the Ascension, Timoleague, County Cork (with all covid-19 precautions and oversight in place). Unique? Yes, it … Continue reading

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Photographs from a Drone show off Christ Church, Rushbrooke (Cobh) and Cork Harbour

Thanks to Kieran Walsh, a Cobh resident and owner of local company kc3dtours, the parishioners of Cobh and Glanmire Union of Parishes were treated to a unique view of Christ Church, Rushbrooke (Cobh) on Great Island, the largest of the … Continue reading

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Celebration of Easter 2021 began in Youghal at 700 year old Medieval Monument

The celebration of Easter at the 801 year old St. Mary’s Collegiate Church in Youghal began this year at the ‘Easter Sepulchre’: a medieval structure built into the wall of the Church, and one of very few left in Ireland.  … Continue reading

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