Category Archives: Local History

A Gem in West Cork – St Fachtna’s Cathedral, Rosscarbery

In this week’s “People and Places” video, the Very Rev. Christopher Peters shows us around St Fachtna’s Cathedral in Rosscarbery. In this video he talks about the history of the cathedral and about his time as Dean of Ross and … Continue reading

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“People and Places” St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal

The interactive experience and audio tour at St Mary’s Collegiate Church in Youghal, Co. Cork has attracted many visitors since its installation in May 2021. In this week’s episode of “People and Places” Canon Andrew Orr offers us a taste … Continue reading

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Heritage Week at St Coleman’s Church, Macroom

As part of Heritage Week, environmental educator Ted Cook gave a talk in the grounds of St Coleman’s Church, Macroom on Sunday 15th August. It was a fascinating look into the history of the church, which closed in the early … Continue reading

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Saving the Unique Mosaics covering the walls of the Church of the Ascension, Timoleague, County Cork

Thursday, 13th May is Ascension Day, and there will be an open day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the unique Church of the Ascension, Timoleague, County Cork (with all covid-19 precautions and oversight in place). Unique? Yes, it … Continue reading

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Celebration of Easter 2021 began in Youghal at 700 year old Medieval Monument

The celebration of Easter at the 801 year old St. Mary’s Collegiate Church in Youghal began this year at the ‘Easter Sepulchre’: a medieval structure built into the wall of the Church, and one of very few left in Ireland.  … Continue reading

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