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St. Colman’s Cathedral Carillon - Cobh, County Cork, Ireland
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 51° 51.092 W 008° 17.653
29U E 548612 N 5744760
Quick Description: Largest carillon in Ireland and Britain located in tower of the St. Colmnan's Cathedral in Cobh, County Cork, Ireland.
Location: Munster, Ireland
Date Posted: 12/31/2010 6:34:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMADGF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 9

Long Description:
The carillon was installed in 1916 originally with 42 bells. Five additional bells were installed in 1957. In 1998 the carillon was restored for the Millennium celebrations and two additional bells were added. The largest of the bells is named St. Colman and weighs in at 3.6 tons and is the largest bell in Ireland. The carillon is played from a console in the belfry, consisting of a keyboard and a pedalboard. The playing is completely mechanical with no electrical assist.

There are concerts each Sunday afternoon at 4.30 p.m. from May to September. The concerts are occasionally performed by guest carillonneurs however most are preformed Adrian Gebruers KSG who celebrated his 40th year as the Cathedral Carillonneur in 2010.
Location:
Cobh, County Cork Ireland


Who controls the carillon?: St. Colman’s Cathedral

Number of bells: 49

Schedule of regular public performances:
Sunday 4:30 pm May to September


Year of construction: 1/1/1916

Structure: St. Colman’s Cathedral

Location web page: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
An original photograph of the carillon is required. One of you and your crew doing your very best imitation of Quasimodo and/or Esmeralda will be most appreciated.
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