Category Archives: West Cork

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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Looking back to Holy Week and Easter Day in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

The Octave of Easter – the eight days starting with Easter Day which introduce the 50 days of Easter celebrations – comes to an end on the second Sunday of Easter, known also as Low Sunday. These days give us … Continue reading

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West Cork Parish Marks One Year of Online Worship with Interview with Bishop Paul Colton

Fanlobbus Union of Parishes in West Cork – Dunmanway, Drimoleague, Drinagh and Coolkelure – will mark the anniversary of part of its online response to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the closure of church buildings for public worship, on Sunday 21st … Continue reading

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Retirement of Long-Serving County Cork Church Organist

Late last year – 2020 – Mrs Freda Salter Townshend – organist in the Church of Saint Barrahane, Castletownshend, County Cork for the previous 21 years, retired. From 2004 Freda was also organist in Abbeystrewry Parish Church in Skibbereen. Before … Continue reading

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Bantry Floods ~ ‘worst in 26 years’ says Church of Ireland Clergyman

Canon Paul Willoughby, the rector of Bantry, County Cork has said that the floods in the town are the worst he has seen in his 26 years in the parish. Canon Willoughby has been out and about in the local … Continue reading

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