Cobh Bell Recitals
06 May 2012 - 30 September 2012
The Cobh Bell Recitals are now in their 85th year and take place on Sundays from May to September. The iconic neo-French Gothic structure of St Colman's Cathedral, a Pugin masterpiece, dominates the town of Cobh and its magnificent harbour. The 49-bell Carillon is the jewel in the crown of this amazing building, the only such instrument in this country and the largest in Ireland and Britain. It also includes Ireland's largest bell, named St Colman (3.6 tonnes / 3,629 kg). The Carillon is played from a console within the belfry, consisting of a keyboard and a pedal board. The action is completely mechanical and there is no artificial assist. A closed-circuit system is in operation showing the carillonneur playing the instrument which can be viewed inside the Cathedral at the base of the tower – turn right as you enter through the main door. The Sunday recitals are usually preceded by a guided Cathedral tour beginning at the main door at 3.30pm.
Telephone:+353 (0)21 481 3222
Fax:+353 (0)21 427 2121
Address: St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh, Co Cork, Republic of Ireland