Category Archives: Decade of Centenaries

Bishop Paul Colton unveils RMS Leinster Memorial with a County Cork Connection

In a very wet day on Saturday 13th October,  on a hillside near Courtmacsherry, County Cork, the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, unveiled a memorial to Henrietta and Ida Howell, two sisters who lived at Ballycullinane in that parish, … Continue reading

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Sinking of RMS Leinster on 10th October 1918 to be Commemorated by Bishop Paul Colton in Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork

10th October 2018 marks the centenary of the worst ever recorded maritime disaster in the Irish Sea.  The RMS Leinster was sunk on this day at around 10 a.m. by a German U-boat  – UB-123 – near the Kish Bank, … Continue reading

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The Spanish Flu and the First World War Remembered in West Cork Church of Ireland Parish

On Sunday, 7th October, the centenaries of both the second wave of the  ‘Spanish’ Flu and the approach of the end of the First World War were remembered in a remote and fairly neglected graveyard on a hillside, at Maulinward … Continue reading

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An Taoiseach Launches Dunmanway Promotional Video Spearheaded by Local Church of Ireland Parish

A promotional video officially launched by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Friday 20th July, has already been viewed more than 100,000 times.  The new Dunmanway Tourism Promotional video, which is designed to showcase the highlights of the West Cork town. … Continue reading

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Group from Dunmanway attend Sam Maguire Summer School in Croke Park

At the end of June a group from Dunmanway, including the Church of Ireland rector, the Reverend Cliff Jeffers, made the journey to Croke Park in Dublin to attend the Sam Maguire Summer School. Sam Maguire was a parishioner of … Continue reading

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West Cork History Festival Announces 2018 Programme

The West Cork History Festival, of which the Bishop of Cork Dr Paul Colton is one of the patrons,  will run from 16-19 August. The programme will include contributions from leading writers on historical subjects. The subjects are local, national, and international … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Bishop, Centenaries in Ireland, Community Involvement, Decade of Centenaries, Education, Special Events, West Cork History Festival

‘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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