Re: Re: Cloyne Cathedral Church of Ireland
The present division between the Nave and Quire is nineteenth century. The lovely classical woodwork so beautifully pictured at the west end is as I recall the remains of the eighteenth century screen on top of which was an organ. There was a full choral foundation singing daily services until quite late but the disestablishment swept it away. The organ blocks the south transept. The latter is fine within and was being restored recently. I hope it will again be opened to the public or perhaps used again as a side chapel as in the mid twentieth century There is some talk of restoring the cathedral organ
As has been noted there are striking similarities between the cathedral and the collegiate church of Cloyne in the same diocese.
I am an anglican priest – Perhaps I may be indulged and tell you that I have myself been appointed Rector of the collegiate church of Youghal and begin on the feast of the nativity of Our Lady? I would be delighted to meet those in the area who contribute to this discussion forum.