Glanmire Parish, County Cork, Ireland - part of the Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross.

St. Michael’s Church with Bicentenary Tree in Foreground

October 31, 2010

St. Michael's Church Upper GlanmireSt Michael’s Church dates from 1808 and is built on the site of a penal Mass house. The bicentenary was celebrated in 2008 with a number of functions to mark the historic occasion: Mass celebrated by Bishop John Buckley, the preacher being Archdeacon Kerry Murphy-O’Connor; two broadcast radio Masses; the redecoration of the church; a mission, which was preached by the Redemptorist Fathers; Mass in Templeisque cemetery; Mass at Coolgreen Mass Rock on 15th August, 2008; a tour of the area led by John O’Callaghan who provided interesting historical information.  The local ICA branch planted a number of trees to commemorate the foundation of the Church and one of them is seen here in this photograph.

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