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St Colmans Cathedral Cobh Carillon Bells

February 7, 2010

2010 will be the 83rd year of the hour long recitals on the Carillon at St Colmans Cathedral in Cobh.  For any tourists planning to visit Cobh in the summer (any time between May and September) on a Sunday, be sure to be there at 4.30pm to listen to the bells sounding out over the town.

The 49 bell Carillon is the only such instrument in the country and is the largest in Britain and Ireland.   You can even watch the carillonneur playing on a close circuit tv inside the cathedral at the base of the tower.

To check out what the bells sound like, Adrian Gebruer has his own website: http://homepage.eircom.net/%257Eadriangebruers/index.html

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