Remembrance At St Fin Barre”s Cathedral, Cork In Centenary Year Of Outbreak Of First World War

Cork, Cloyne & Ross DCO

Douglas Walsh (left) shows Dean Nigel Dunne (centre) a spoon used in the First World War by Sapper William Walsh of the Royal Engineers and which is used every day still at home by Audrey Walsh (right)

The traditional time of annual remembrance follows in the wake of All Souls’ Day each year, and also at that time of year when, before the start of a new Church year in Advent, our Sunday worship is directed to reflection on the things of the Kingdom of God.

This year, 2014, marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and acts of remembrance throughout Cork, Cloyne and Ross took on a particular significance. None more so in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork where, on Friday evening, 7 November, the Cork Branch of the Western Front Association hosted their annual Evening of Remembrance (in music, song and story) in the Cathedral for the first time.

On Saturday, 8 November, the Bishop of Cork, the Rt Revd Dr Paul Colton, and the Dean of Cork, the Very Revd Nigel Dunne, were present in the Cathedral all day to meet with Cork people (long–standing Cork families and people new to Cork) who have relatives …read more

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