The Bell of Columbanus is coming to Myshall

Myshall area

Turas Columbanus

This year is the 1400th Anniversary of the death of St Columbanus. A bell cast in Italy to mark the anniversary is coming to Ireland and will be carried along the ‘ Turas Columbanus – The Columban Way . The bell was scheduled to arrive in Cork from Savona in Italy on a ship called ‘Great Europe’ on 14th March 2015 and will make its way to Bangor. Organizers wish to set up a schedule to transport by car (or even a bit of walking!) over March/April to bring it to the significant locations on Turas Columbanus and leave it there for the recipients to arrange celebrations of their own choosing. Other groups may wish to be included in the schedule.

According to the official brochure

“Manu will be in Cork to receive the bell and it is proposed that the Knights play a significant roll in the journey. We wish to set up a schedule to transport by car (or even a bit of walking!)
over March/April to bring it to the significant locations on Turas Columbanus and leave it there for the recipients to arrange celebrations of their own choosing. Other groups may wish to be included in the schedule,

The suggested route is
Cork – Dungarvan – Waterford – New Ross – St Mullins – Graiguenamanagh – Borris – Myshall and then Turas Columbanus as set out on the map.

It was to arrive in Myshall and be paraded during the St Patrick’s Day Parade, sadly the ship was delayed en route and the Bell will now come in the next few days.

So a visit to the Adelaide Church was an unexpected treat as it has always been closed whenever I called previously.

Detail from the interior of the Adelaide Church, Myshall

Detail from the interior of the Adelaide Church, Myshall

 

Adelaide Memorial Church Altar

Adelaide Memorial Church Altar

2015-03-17

View from the pulpit

Baptismal Font, Adelaide Memorial Church

Baptismal Font, Adelaide Memorial Church

St Finian and St Fortchern also taking part in the Parade

St Finian and St Fortchern also taking part in the Parade

Myshall area

Fantastic view of the Adelaide Memorial Church

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s