Category Archives: Remembrance

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

Olive Trees for First World War Commemorations in Schools of Cork, Cloyne and Ross

In the week before 11th November 2018, the centenary of the Armistice at the end of the First World War in 1918, the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, arranged to distribute an olive tree to each school in the … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversaries, Ashton School, Bandon Grammar School, Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Cork, Diocese, Education, Five Marks of Mission, Remembrance, Schools in the Diocese, Students

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

Posted in Anniversaries, Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Church in Society, Church Services, Ecumenism, Memorial Service, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday

Service to Commemorate the Centenary of the End of the First World War held in Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork was full on Sunday afternoon, 11th November, for a Service to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.  The citizens of Cork were led by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Cathedral, Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Community Involvement, Decade of Centenaries, Diocese, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, Schools in the Diocese