Category Archives: Diocese

Bantry Floods ~ ‘worst in 26 years’ says Church of Ireland Clergyman

Canon Paul Willoughby, the rector of Bantry, County Cork has said that the floods in the town are the worst he has seen in his 26 years in the parish. Canon Willoughby has been out and about in the local … Continue reading

Posted in Church in Society, Churches in Cork, Clergy, Contemporary Issues, Cork, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Diocese, Five Marks of Mission, Floods, West Cork

Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork Signs up for Safety Charter

Following completion of the required training, implementation of Covid-19 safety measures and an inspection by a Fáilte Ireland assessor, Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork has been deemed fully compliant with the Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Charter. Awarding of this accreditation … Continue reading

Posted in Cathedral, Church in Society, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Dean of Cork, Diocese, Tourism

Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for County Cork Church

The Collegiate Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Youghal, County Cork has won a prestigious tourism award for the quality of the visitor experience at the church. The Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice award is given to accommodation, attractions and restaurants that … Continue reading

Posted in Award, church buildings, Church History, Church of Ireland, Churches in Cork, Community Involvement, Diocese, East Cork, Five Marks of Mission

Making Cathedral Church Music happen in Cork during the CoronaVirus Pandemic

These are difficult times for musicians, artists, and singers.  At the moment the advice is against congregational hymn-singing in churches. Many say that ‘church is not the same.’ The issues are much bigger than this, of course.  There have been … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Cathedral, Cathedral Choir, Church Music, Churches in Cork, Contemporary Issues, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Dean of Cork, Diocese

County Cork Parish ‘Preach on the Beach’ Makes Front Page News

Social distancing means that some church buildings cannot accommodate their usual Sunday congregations at the moment.  In common with parishes around  the country, church buildings in  Cork, Cloyne and Ross have been opening progressively; approximately 35 of the 76 churches … Continue reading

Posted in church buildings, Church Services, Churches in Cork, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Diocese, Five Marks of Mission, Fresh Expressions