We thank Radio Presenter, John Greene, for the following much appreciated advance notice regarding this coming Sunday’s “Where the Road Takes Me” programme on C103. (S.R.)
After careful thought and consultation between both clergy and members of the local parish council, it was decided that funds from a bequest should be channelled into the publication of a visitor’s guide booklet for Skibbereen Cathedral. On Sunday January 22nd next, the booklet will be launched by the Papal Nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Charles Browne.
This week on ‘Where The Road Takes Me’, John Greene travels to the West Cork town to get the history of this historic and beautiful building which gained Pro-Cathedral status in 1850, and full Cathedral status in 1951.
Fr. Chris o’Donovan explains the set-up of a Cathedral parish – this particular one whose roots go back to St. Fachtna in the 6th century.
We meet Philip o’Regan, who along with Gerald O’Brien co-wrote the guide booklet for the Cathedral.
Pat Cleary fills us in on the amazing story of the sun-dial which was found during outside excavations in August of 1952.
The Papal Nuncio speaks about his New York background, his role as the Pope’s representative in Ireland, and his admiration for West Cork people who were willing to die for their faith in times of persecution and poverty.
‘Where the road takes me’ from Skibbereen Cathedral, this Sunday evening at 7pm on C103.