Category Archives: History

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

‘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

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

Posted in Bells, Centenary, Community Involvement, Cork, Decade of Centenaries, Diocese, Heritage, History, News Release, Official Opening, Parish News

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

Posted in Academic Work, Bishop, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Cork, Decade of Centenaries, Festivals, History | Tagged

Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Bishop of Cloyne John Brinkley, first Royal Astronomer of Ireland

On Sunday afternoon, 18th September at 4 p.m. in the Cathedral Church of Saint Colman, Cloyne, County Cork, the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, will preach at Evensong to commemorate the 250th anniversary of … Continue reading

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