NEWRY : N IRELAND-D

*Location:

   Cathedral of St.Patrick & St.Colman (RC)
   Hill Street
   Newry, Down, Northern Ireland
   LL: N 54.1745, W 6.3375
Site locator map via [ MapQuest map ]
or
City locator maps and gazetteer page (County is wrong; other data are correct.)
Also see our own Map Use Hints.

*Player:

  (unknown)

*Contact:

   Cathedral Presbyery
   40 Hill Street
   Newry
   T: 28/3026 2586   F: 28/3026 7505

*Schedule:

  (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Renovation/expansion project included
   adding a new treble and sharp 4th
   (flat 4 when new treble is seen as 0),
   with wall-mounted baton keyboard,
   and recasting of the service bell (by
   Sheridan, Dublin, 1863), now tuned to
   flat 2nd (flat 7 as above) of the chime
   but not connected to it.  At request
   of Cathedral authorities, the baton
   keyboard was replaced with a modernized
   chiming rack having the semitone rope
   offset behind the others.

*Technical data:

   Chime with Ellacombe stand of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The present playing mechanism was installed in 1994
     by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1987, the instrument was enlarged to its present size
       with bells made by Taylor      
     In 1898, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
       by Taylor      
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The Wikipedia article on Newry has a short paragraph about the Cathedral, and a thumbnail photo of the building and its splendid Gothic tower.

A very large page on the history of the Diocese of Dromore includes a detailed history of the Newry cathedral's construction, with some mention of these bells.

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 final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor 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 Northern Ireland.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 20-Jan-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/01/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/01/12


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