A few weeks ago it was a beautiful winter day and a Saturday.... so Stan and I thought it would be fun to take a walking tour of Cork. There's an app on Stan's phone that organized this three mile walk around Cork. We parked the car and began our walk up the long hill to the Church of St. Anne. This church is located in the Shandon district of Cork on top of a large hill overlooking the River Lee. St. Anne's church has beautiful bells in its large bell tower that ring beautifully.
We all had to wear gear to protect our ears in case there was another visitor ringing the bells as we passed through them.
Here are some great views of CORK. It was a fantastic day, blue skies and warm, temperate weather for late December!
Here's a good photo of the tall tower of St. Anne's church.
Here I am with William below the Bells. There are instructions or bell music there so you can follow along pulling the different strings and play the music. It's very nice.
From St. Anne's Church we walked some distance to UCC. University College Cork. It's a beautiful campus in the heart of Cork.
|University College Cork|
Next we walked to St. Finn Barre's Cathedral, founded in 606 AD.
"Saint Fin Barre
Saint Fin Barre eventually came to the marshes of Cork in 606AD where he founded a monastery with what became a renowned monastic school on the site of the present Cathedral. Christian worship and learning has continued here ever since. He died in Cloyne in 623AD and is said to have been buried in the the graveyard somewhere near the east end of the present Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral." http://cathedral.cork.anglican.org/