Category Archives: History

Cork Re-enactment of an Historic Day in the Life of the Church of Ireland: 19th February 1870

In the coming days, an historic and defining moment in the history of the Church of Ireland will be re-enacted in Cork, as a contribution by the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross Diocesan to the current 150th anniversary … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Bishops of Cork, Cathedral, Church History, Church of Ireland, Commemoration, Disestablishment, Drama, Heritage, History, Schools in the Diocese, Sesquicentenary, Youth Work

‘Victoria’ screenwriter, Daisy Goodwin, with West Cork church connections, announced as final speaker for West Cork History Festival

The closing speaker of the 2019 West Cork History Festival will be screenwriter and novelist Daisy Goodwin, who wrote the hugely popular TV series Victoria on the life of Queen Victoria. Daisy will speak about writing Victoria and her own West Cork … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Centenaries in Ireland, Church History, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Education, Festivals, Heritage, History, West Cork History Festival

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

Posted in Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Churchyard, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Decade of Centenaries, History, Local History, People from the Diocese

150th Anniversary of Holy Trinity Church, Crosshaven ~ Templebreedy

On the afternoon of Trinity Sunday, 27th May, Templebreedy Church – Holy Trinity Church, Crosshaven – was full for the celebration of the sesquicentenary (150 years) of the consecration of the Church.  The church building was designed by William Burges, … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversaries, Bishop, church buildings, Church Services, Heritage, History, Parish News, Sesquicentenary

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