Abbeystrewry, Skibbereen
Mt St Alphonsus, Limerick
St Canice
St Fachtna
St Finn Barre
St Mary, Doneraile
St Mary
St Peter, Bandon
Cath. of the Blessed Trinity, Waterford
Abbeystrewry, Skibbereeen6 bells ,3cwt

 

 


The Southern District comprises of towers in Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Kilkenny.

The towers in Cork are St. Fin Barre's Cathedral in Cork city, St Mary Doneraile just off the N20 main road to Limerick. In the west of Cork there are three towers, Bandon about 20 miles from Cork city, Rosscarbery about another 20 miles along the same road and Skibbereen which is about another 10 miles further.

In Limerick there are two towers, Mt St Alphonsus which is on the South side of the city centre and St Mary's Cathedral which is on Kings Island, the medeival quarter, in the city centre.

There is one tower in Waterford, Christ Church Cathedral, which is in the city centre just off the quays, and one tower in Kilkenny St Canice's Cathedral which is in the city centre.

Arrangements to visit each can be made directly to the tower secretaries, the contact details for each will be on the tower page or alternatively you can contact the District Secretary through this link:


Southern District Secretary:
 
Diana Pitcher


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St Mary's Church, Dunmanway

8 Bells have been installed in the Tower of St. Mary's Church

Open Day - Sunday, 3rd September, 2017 from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Official Opening - Saturday, 9th September, 2017 at 2.00 p.m

 

Information on the Project


Eight Bells in Memory of Sam Maguire in St Mary’s Church, Dunmanway

on Sat. 17th June, 5.30pm – Ecumenical blessing of the Bells in St. Mary’s

Church before the bells are brought up into the tower of the church.

 

 

 

 

The Bells prior to Installation in the tower.

22nd August 2017 - Aritcle from the Southern Star on the Sam Maguire Bells

9th August 2017 - Rev Cliff Jeffers tells The Southern Star about the inspiration behind the Sam Maguire Community Bells project in Dunmanway. You can read about it in this week's newspaper – in the shops now. click here for article.

For further information please click  here Sam Maguire Community Bells Leaflet.

Videos of the project - links from the Sam Maguire Community Facebook Page

Test Ring 

Instalation of the Bell Frame 

 

Further details to follow as they become available.

 

 

Photography by Harry Reid.

087 8138330.

On March 19th Dr. Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland,  preach in Christ Church Cathedral Waterford at 10am and launch the ‘Joy Bells’ of Waterford following the service at 11am

Mary McAleese preaching in Christchurch Cathedral, Waterford.

 

Dean Maria Jansson, Richard De Courcy & Mary McAleese

Bellringing in process

Wooden bowl presentation

Martin & Mary McAleese

Outside the South Door.