Skibbereen is a small thriving market town some 65 miles west of Cork city. It has a population of around 2500 people and has 25 pubs. Abbeystrewry Church is a protestant church in the town centre and was first licensed as a place of worship in 1890. The church is unusual in that it is called after the parish and not a saint
It had been hoped to house the 8 bells removed from St Nicholas's Church in Cork city when the church was de-consecrated. However, the bells were too big so a new peal was cast by Whitechapel in July 2002. These were hung by Matthew Higby Church Bellhangers in November 2002 and a first 1/4 peal was rung on November 8.
Practice: Monday morning from 11am. but do check with Tower Sec as time may change.
Sunday ringing: 11:00 - 11.30.
Directions: Turn off the N71 at the roundabout and go down Ilen St, turn on to Bridge St and the church is on your left. Parking is available in the market yard next door but is busy on market days.
Tower Sec Abbeystrewry
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