Category Archives: Cork

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choristers complete Sponsored Walk in Cork

The choristers of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choir, Cork, together with their families embarked on an 8km walk around Mahon Point and Blackrock Village in Cork last Saturday, 6th October. The weather could not have been better and this drew … Continue reading

Posted in Cathedral, Cathedral Choir, Children's Work, Church Music, Cork, Fund-Raising, Youth Work

Summer SING! at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

Summer SING! is a week-long children’s singing festival which encourages children to experience singing in Cork City. Some 200 children and 100 professional and volunteer staff, aged from 3 to 14 years, gather together and they sing in venues across … Continue reading

Posted in Cathedral, Cathedral Choir, Children's Work, Church Music, Cork, Diocesan Church Music Scheme, People from Cork, Summer, Youth Work

Cork Church of Ireland School Wins National Dairy Council Competition

Last month, on Friday 27th April, St. Luke’s National School, O’Mahoney’s Avenue in Cork was announced as the winner of the National Dairy Council’s competition to create a jingle for Moocrew’s future advertisement campaign. Ms. Goggin and the children in … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Work, Competition Winners, Cork, Education, People from Cork, People from the Diocese, Schools in the Diocese

Cork’s ‘Goldie Fish’ Comes Face to Face with a Lofty Crane

Cork’s ‘goldie fish’  – the distinctive salmon weather vane atop Saint Anne’s Church, Shandon in Cork – had company on Thursday 26th April.  A crane rose to lofty heights to repair the lead flashing on the dome of Shandon, Cork’s … Continue reading

Posted in church buildings, church repairs, Cork, Heritage, History, Parish News

Iconic Cork Landmark – Saint Anne’s, Shandon – Plays Key Part in Romantic Marriage Proposal

On Saturday 14th April, the world famous bells of St. Anne’s, Shandon in Cork rang in celebration for the engagement of Ian Johnston and Niamh Murray.  Ian had the very romantic idea of surprising his girlfriend with the words ‘Niamh, will you marry … Continue reading

Posted in Bells, Cork, Engagement, People from Cork

Bishop Paul Colton Makes Very Personal Good Friday Visit

The little village of Ballinacurra, on the outskirts of Midleton, County Cork, was Bishop Paul Colton’s first port of call on Good Friday, 30th March.  Ballinacurra was, indeed, once a port.  Until 1962 it was the port for the town … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Chaplaincies, Cork, Good Friday, People from Cork, People from the Diocese, Saint Luke's Charity, Saint Luke's Home

Appointment of New CEO of St Luke’s Charity, Cork is Announced

The appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer of St Luke’s Charity, Cork has been announced.  The new CEO is Tony O’Brien who is currently Head of Finance at Marymount University Hospital and Hospice in Cork.  He will take up … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Appointments, Care of the Older Person, Charities in the Diocese, Charity Work, Church in Society, Church of Ireland, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Cork, Dementia Care