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‘The Shandon Mystery’ – Bishop launches appeal at Saint Anne’s, Shandon

On Sunday, 6th February 2022, Bishop Paul Colton visited Saint Anne’s Church, Shandon, Cork, where he and members of the parish launched ‘The Shandon Mystery’.

Bishop Paul addressing the congregation.
Bishop Paul addressing the congregation.

The Bishop writes: “The mystery is straightforward; we do not know the exact dates of when the building of the church began, or when it was consecrated.  We are appealing to people who may have the answers – in original records in their custody or in sources we do not know of – to help us to find out the exact dates.  Even pieces of the jigsaw of information may help us. Come what may, just as the 250th anniversary was celebrated in 1972, we are making plans to celebrate the 300th later this year.”

Bishop Paul giving an interview to RTÉ in the ground of Saint Anne's Church, Shandon.
Bishop Paul giving an interview to RTÉ in the ground of Saint Anne's Church, Shandon.

Also present at Saint Anne’s, Shandon, were representatives of RTÉ and The Echo. Eoin English of the Irish Examiner was first off the blocks with his report here.

Find out more on launch on the Cork, Cloyne and Ross news blog.


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