Category Archives: Memorial Service

Cork Harbour Tragedy Commemorated in Cobh

On Saturday 14th December, a large gathering assembled in Cobh to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the Cork Harbour Tragedy.   The tragedy occurred on the night of 12th December, 1942 when 5 men died in extreme weather conditions whilst carrying … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversaries, Commemoration, Community Involvement, East Cork, Memorial Service, Remembrance, Special Events

Hundreds fill St Mary’s Church, Youghal for dedication of new War Memorial

Nearly 500 people from throughout East Cork and West Waterford attended the dedication of a new war memorial in the Collegiate Church of St Mary the Virgin, Youghal, County Cork on Sunday afternoon 2nd December.  The new memorial comprises eight … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Church Services, Decade of Centenaries, Dedication, Ecumenism, Memorial Service, Remembrance

Unity in Remembering WWI 100 years on in New Inclusive Memorial in Bantry Church

Armistice Day 2018 was marked in Bantry with a special ecumenical service at St. Brendan’s Church. The high point of the ceremony was the unveiling of a new First World War memorial plaque following the traditional two minutes of silence … Continue reading

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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

Memorial Service in Cork for Distinguished Nigerian Doctor

A  Memorial Service was held on Saturday 24th September in St Mary’s Church, Carrigaline for the esteemed consultant physician Dr Sir Eliezer Ezeka Okafor (1932 – 2016) who died recently in Nigeria. The Cork connection is that Dr Okafor’s daughter, Dr Chioma … Continue reading

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