Category Archives: Church History

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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Commemorative Stamp Features Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral Window

An Post have launched a new stamp commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland which came into force on 1st January 1871.  The ‘N’ rate stamp, designed by Vermillion Design in Dublin, is an image … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day 1871 – the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland

Following the passing of the Irish Church Act 1869, and after 18 months of intense preparation, debate, sometimes controversy, and legislating by the General Convention of the Church of Ireland in 1870, the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland occurred … Continue reading

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