COBH : IRELAND -CK

*Location:

   St.Colman's Cathedral (RC)
   Cathedral Terrace at Wolf Tone Street
   Cobh (An Cóbh; Queenstown),
     co.Cork, Ireland
   OS Ref. W 186 065
   LL: N 51.8514 W 8.2941
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*Carillonist:

   Adrian Patrick Gebruers KSG,   (A)
     Cathedral Carillonneur
   Springfield
   Cobh, co.Cork, Republic of Ireland
   H: Cobh 21/4811 219
   W: 21/4813 222   F: 21/4813 488
   E: AGebruers@eircom.net
*Past Carillonneur:
   1924-70: Staf Gebruers

*Contact:

   St.Colman's Cathedral
   Cobh (Queenstown), co.Cork

*Schedule:

   Summer (May-Sep) Sundays 1630; New
   Year's Eve; Christmas Eve 1630-1730

*Remarks:

   First 16 bells installed 1914; one
   added soon after; 25 trebles added
   1916-17.  Quarters by Staf Gebruers on
   hymn "Jesus My Lord My God My All".
   Bourdon originally hung for ringing,
   though perhaps never used as such.
   All rehung in new frame by G&J, 1948,
   with new mechanism.  All rehung on new
   frame by Eijsbouts in 1998, adding bass
   semitones; new console (relocated to
   belfry), practice console (at Music
   Dept. of University
   College Cork for
   use in teaching), computerised auto-
   matics on 14 basses (as in original
   drum action).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 25
   There are no missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1998
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1958, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by Taylor      
     In 1916, the instrument was enlarged to 42 bells
       by Taylor      
     In 1915, the instrument was enlarged to 17 bells
       by Taylor      
     In 1914, the instrument was begun with 16 bells
       with bells made by Taylor      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E14QH 
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2005
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website for the Diocese of Cloyne has an aerial photo of the cathedral at the bottom of the page, but doesn't mention the carillon.

The Website of the carillonneur

A city tourism guide offers a fine photo of the cathedral over the city.

A small Website for the Cathedral includes a few interesting photos; see the Cathedral, Restoration and Newsletter pages.

Photo in the belfry of St.Colman's Cathedral, showing many of the bells and some of the mechanism.  An associated photo shows the newest bell of this carillon.

British Carillon Society page, with one photo

The photo gallery page of the Chamber of Commerce has several clickable photos which include the tower, and one of bells on the ground outside the Cathedral.

An RTE News Nationwide page links a TV broadcast about this carillon.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all British Isles traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all British Isles traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all British Isles traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in this region.

Index to all tower bell instruments in IE.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/03/18
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