LIMERICK : IRELAND

*Location:

   St.John's RC Cathedral
   Garryowen Road at Cathedral Place
   Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
   LL: N 52.66266, W 8.61704
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   St.John's Parish Office
   Cathedral House
   Cathedral Place
   Limerick
   T: 061-414624   F: 061-316570
   E: stjohnsparishlk@eircom.net
      info@limerickdioceseheritage.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Keyboard in organ loft.
   Total number of bells may be greater.
   Ordered through Clock-O-Matic,
   Holsbeek, Belgium.
   The tallest spire in Ireland - 308 ft.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   There is no practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 2009
     with 10 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2009
*Links:

Info page for the parish

The Diocesan page about the cathedral has a photo of the building; it mentions only one bell, cast in 1883 in Dublin by T.Byrne, 1.5 tons.

A news article about 10 additional bells for the cathedral has a photo of one of the new bells.  It incorrectly calls them "galvanized steel".

A photo gallery of the cathedral has one exterior photo.

An architecture page about the building (alternate URL here) has an exterior photo; it gives the height of the spire (completed in 1883) as 280 feet, "one of the three tallest in the country".

Wikipedia article with photo of the building (click for larger version)

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in IE.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  4-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/02/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2009/01/22
*Photos:

(none available)


Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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