Category Archives: Decade of Centenaries

‘Sam Maguire’ has a Perpetual Home in Cork

As we look forward to tomorrow’s All-Ireland Football final between Mayo and Dublin we wonder who will lift high The Sam Maguire Cup.  It’s worth remembering that Sam Maguire himself was a Cork man.  This is the 90th anniversary year … Continue reading

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‘Sam Maguire Community Bells’ in Dunmanway Ring Out their Message of Hope and Reconciliation

The ‘Sam Maguire Community Bells’ in Dunmanway, County Cork rang out their message of hope and reconciliation for the first time at a special celebration of thanksgiving on Saturday, 9th September.  The bells project, the visionary idea of the local … Continue reading

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Bishop Paul Colton’s Address at the Official Opening of ‘The Sam Maguire Community Bells’

Address given by The Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton,  Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross at the Official Opening of  The Sam Maguire Community Bells in St Mary’s Church, Dunmanway, County Cork, on Saturday, 9th September, 2017 Sam Maguire died … Continue reading

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County Mayor, Two Bishops of Cork and President of GAA to Join Dunmanway Community for Opening of Sam Maguire Community Bells Project

On Saturday next, at 9th September in the St Mary’s Church of Ireland Church, Dunmanway, County Cork the completion of a unique community project will be celebrated in the presence the Mayor of Cork County, the two Bishops of Cork, … Continue reading

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Inaugural West Cork History Festival in Skibbereen

The inaugural West Cork History Festival, the brainchild of Dr Simon Kingston, was held at his home outside Skibbereen, County Cork on Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July.  With the support of the Diocesan Board of Education in … Continue reading

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Eight Bells in Memory of Sam Maguire in St Mary’s Church, Dunmanway

A truly unusual and historic community project is under way in Dunmanway, County Cork, based at the Church of Ireland parish church – Saint Mary’s – and started by the local rector, the Reverend Cliff Jeffers.  Eight bells, to be … Continue reading

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Photographs of the Cork Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme

A Service of Peace and Reconciliation to commemorate the Battle of the Somme was held in Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork on Friday, 1st July at 6.30 p.m. The sermon preached by Bishop Paul Colton may be found here. Photographer, … Continue reading

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