Category Archives: Decade of Centenaries

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

Posted in Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Contemporary Issues, Decade of Centenaries, Memorial Service, People from Cork, Remembrance

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

Posted in Centenaries in Ireland, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Decade of Centenaries, GAA, Official Opening, Parish News, People from Cork, People from the Diocese, Taoiseach

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

Posted in Anniversaries, Bells, Bishops of Cork, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Cork, Decade of Centenaries, Diocese, GAA, History, Official Opening, Special Events, Sport

‘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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