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The Original Sketch Plan of St Patrick's Church

Original Sketch Plan of St. Patrick's Church and the Pulpit, donated by British Army Officers in 1912

Welcome to St. Patrick's Church
Established in 1832

Fáilte Romhat

The building of St. Patrick's Church began in 1832 A.D. It was to be a Chapel of Ease to the Cathedral parish and replace the "Brickfield Masshouse" nearer the river which stood further down the Strand Road in the vicinity of the present Glanmire Railway Terminus (Kent Station). Because a brick factory occupied this site it was called Brickfield Chapel. This name lived on in the new chapel although it was some distance up the road. It was the 1829 Emancipation Act that encouraged Catholics to select this prominent position for their house of worship. The building of St. Patrick's was entrusted to a young architect from London, George Pain, who planned a handsome edifice in grecian style..

The exact dates of the design and commencement of construction of the church are unknown. However, a map of Cork dated 1832 clearly shows a 'Friary' on the exact site of St. Patrick's.

The new church was first used for Sunday Mass on 11th. October 1836 but was not completed for many years later. The bell in the tower is inscribed "McSweeney 1843".

The original shape was cruciform. The side-aisles were added in 1894-95 through the generosity of the Honan family. The architect was George Richard Pain, who with his brother James designed other important buildings in Cork e.g. the Courthouse. The church was constructed in classical style and built of Cork limestone.

The priest in charge of its erection from start to finish was a curate of the North Chapel, Patrick W. Coffey. He organised collections and meetings and pushed on the completion of the more decorative parts of the work. His handwriting in beautiful penmanship appears continually in the parish registers from 1830 to 1847 when Fr. Coffey passed away. A plaque in St. Patrick's mourns his passing at the age of 42 years.

St. Patrick's Church was elevated tp the dignity of a parish Church on 1st. July 1848. The first Parish Priest was Rev. Fr. Michael B. O'Shea, who came from S.S. Peter and Paul's and was appointed by the newly consecrated Bishop of Cork, Rev. Dr. Delaney.

While John Murphy was bishop of the diocese (1815 -1847) the main organiser of fund-raising was Fr. Sylvester Mahony C.C. who later for literary purposes took the name of a priest he had known and admired since childhood "Fr Prout". He is best remembered now as the author of the poem "The Bells of Shandon".

St. Patrick's was constituted an independent parish in 1848 and included Mayfield and The Glen and extended out to include Ballyvolane. It is the Mother Church of St. Joseph's, Our Lady Crowned, St Brendan's and St. Oliver's while Holy Family Church was acquired as church-of-ease in 1949 from the Methodist Congregation.

At present there is daily Mass at 10.0am. Sunday Masses 6.0pm (Vigil) 10.0am, 12.00 and 6.0pm.

The Symbols on the glass doors - a Book, Loaf and Cup - proclaim that in this house the People of God are nourished with the Word of God and the Eucharist.

Internally the church is finely decorated. The Last Supper over the sanctuary is the work of 18th century Italian artists. Around the main altar and tabernacle are four symbols of the Eucharist - the Pelican nourishing her young with her own blood; the Host and Chalice surrounded by the Crown of Thorns; the IHS (Jesus) monogram; and the "Agnus Dei', the innocent Lamb of God who was sacrificed.

A recess in the wall between the sanctuary and the statue of Our Lady holds what appears to be a relic of St. Patrick. The beautifully decorated holder set in a cross, bears a scroll which says "Ex oss. S. Patriti Ep' (from the bones of St. Patrick, Bishop), This was donated by Leslie Bean de Barra, one time chairman of the Irish Red Cross Society.

The Holy Family altar built over the vault of the Honans in the crypt, the statue of Our Lady (1877), and the altar of Our Lady of Good Counsel, (1901) are all gifts of members of the Honan family. The figure of Our Lady of Good Council is the work of Cork sculptor Richard Barter who had his studio in Blarney

The stained glass includes work by Hubert McGoldrick, 'Baptism of Christ' in the old baptistery (1924); 'Our Lady of Lourdes' by the Early Studio, in memory of Mrs Frank Sheedy (1941); and two windows high over the sanctuary in memory of Mr and Mrs Michael Lynch (1942). 'The Risen Christ with Angels' by Ethel Rhind a member of An Túr Gloine (1908) is in Opus Sectile in the mortuary, a style of painted fused glasswork developed in Victorian times.

A plaque in the mortuary commemorates Fr. Patrick William Coffey C.C. who served for 11 years in the parish "until the fatal year of the famine-fever when he fell victim to the contagion caught while attending the dying bed of a patient" and died on 17th June 1847.

The fine glass screen dividing the mortuary from the main church was erected in 1906 in memory of a former parish priest Dean Denis McSwiney and is believed to be by the firm of Oscar Patterson from the Glasgow Arts and Crafts School.

There is an extensive crypt, to which access is not easy, underneath the church. Many people await their resurrection there, including the parents of the generous Honans. The last interment there was in 1870.

The Organ, built by Magahy of Cork in 1915 is, according to the Journal of the Organ Club 2006 "a handsome instrument, in a very fine case, standing in an arch on a very solid gallery carried on classical columns". Having been out of use for 30 years it was restored by Paul Neiland (Wexford) in 1997.

The large Crucifix was erected in memory of Daniel and Ellen Harrington who both died in 1891 and their son Joseph who drowned in 1875.

The ambo was presented as a pulpit by the Catholic officers at Victoria (now Collins) Barracks in 1912. The 'Four Evangelists' were carved by sculptor Pat Honan.

Annie Moore, the first person to disembark at Ellis Island, New York was born in Old Youghal Road and baptised in St. Patrick's on 25 May 1874.

It was to St. Patrick's that Frank O' Connor (Michael O' Donovan) was brought to make his "First Confession" by his big sister in his famous short story. His misery was relieved when the priest gave him not only absolution but also "Bullseyes". Big sister was not amused.

Among the sacred vessels in the sacristy donated at various times by generous donors is a chalice in Galway silver made in 1648 for the Franciscan community at Kilconnell, Co. Galway and presented to St Patrick's Church in 1859.

Church records are quite extensive. There are over 40,000 Baptism records dating from 1832, 12,500 Marriages dating from 1836 and 9,600 Confirmations dating from 1911.

Parish Office: 021 451 8191

The Church was consecrated on 18th. October 1836, an outparish of the Cathedral. The priests who served the Congregation from 1836 to 1857 were as follows:

1836 - 1872 ......................................................William O'Sullivan

1836 - 1847 ...................................................... Patrick William Coffey

1842 - 1849 ...................................................... Dominic Murphy

1847 - 1871 ...................................................... John Browne

1848 - 1857 ...................................................... Thomas Scannell

The Parish Priests who served the new Parish of St Patrick, (Established 1848) were as follows:

1848 - 1870 ....................................................... Michael Bernard O'Shea P.P.

1871 - 1878 ....................................................... John Falvey P.P.

1878 - 1887 ........................................................ George Sheehan P.P.

1888 - 1893 ........................................................ Patrick Riordan P.P.

1893 - 1906 ........................................................ Denis McSwiney P.P.

1906 - 1923 ........................................................ Michael Shinkwin P.P.

1923 - 1945 ........................................................ Patrick Sexton P.P.

1946 - 1961 ........................................................ Joseph Scannell P.P.

1961 - 1961 ........................................................ Thomas Duggan P.P.

1961 - 1984 ........................................................ James Bastible P.P.

1984 - 1990 ........................................................ Jeremiah O'Sullivan P.P.

1990 - 2005 ........................................................ Liam Leader P.P.

2005 - 2008 ........................................................ John Cotter P.P.

2008 - xxxx ..........................................................Daniel Crowley P.P.

 

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Zalozona w 1832 roku

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Budynek kosciola St Patrick's rozpoczela sie w 1832 AD To miala byc kaplica Latwa do parafii katedry i zastapic "Brickfield Masshouse" blizej rzeki, która stala dalej Strand Road w poblizu obecnego Glanmire kolejowe Terminus ( Stacja Kent). Poniewaz cegielni okupowanej tej stronie byl nazywany Brickfield Chapel. Ta nazwa mieszkal w nowej kaplicy, chociaz zostal w pewnej odleglosci do drogi. To byl 1829 Emancipation Act, który zachecil katolików, aby wybrac te znaczaca pozycje dla domu modlitwy. Budynek St Patrick's powierzono mlodego architekta z Londynu, George Ból, który planowal przystojny gmach w stylu grecian ..
Dokladne daty rozpoczecia projektowania i budowy kosciola nie sa znane. Jednakze, mapa Cork dnia 1832 wyraznie pokazuje, "Klasztor" na tym miejscu sw Patryka.
Nowy kosciól zostal uzyty po raz pierwszy na niedzielnej Mszy sw 11. Pazdziernik 1836, ale nie zostala ukonczona przez wiele lat pózniej. Dzwon na wiezy jest napis "McSweeney 1843".
Oryginalny ksztalt byl krzyza. Nawy boczne zostaly dodane w 1894/95 dzieki hojnosci rodziny Honan. Architektem byl George Richard Pain, który wraz z bratem James zaprojektowane innych waznych budynków w Cork np. Courthouse. Kosciól zbudowano w stylu klasycznym i zbudowane z wapienia Cork.
Ksiadz za jego montaz od poczatku do konca byl wikariuszem kaplicy pólnocnej, Patrick W. Coffey. Zorganizowal zbiorów oraz spotkania i pchnal na zakonczenie bardziej ozdobne czesci pracy. Jego pisma w nieustannie pojawia sie piekny charakter pisma w parafii rejestrów 1830/47, kiedy ks. Coffey zmarl. Tablica w St Patrick's oplakuje jego smierc w wieku 42 lat.
St Patrick's Church zostal wyniesiony tp godnosci kosciola parafialnego w dniu 1. Lipiec 1848. Pierwszym proboszczem byl ks. Michael B. O'Shea, który przyszedl z Piotra i Pawla i zostal mianowany przez nowo konsekrowany na biskupa Cork, ks dr Delaney.
Podczas gdy John Murphy byl biskupem diecezji (1815 -1847) glównym organizatorem zbierania funduszy, byl ks. Mahony Sylvester C.C. który pózniej dla celów literackich przyjal imie ksiedza byl znany i podziwiany od dziecinstwa "ks Prout". Jest on najbardziej znany obecnie jako autor wiersza "The Bells of Shandon".
St Patrick's zostala utworzona samodzielna parafia w 1848 r. i obejmowaly Mayfield i Glen i rozszerzone w celu wlaczenia Ballyvolane. Jest to Matka Kosciól sw Józefa, Matki Bozej Crowned, St Brendan i St Oliver podczas Swietej Rodziny Kosciól byl uzyskany jako kosciól-of-latwosc w 1949 roku z Metodystyczny Zgromadzenia.
Obecnie jest codziennie Msza 10:00. Niedziela Msze 18:00 (Vigil) 10:00, 12.00 i 18:00.
Symbole na szybie drzwi - Ksiazka, tycia i Cup - glosza, ze w tym domu Ludu Bozego sa zywione Slowa Bozego i Eucharystii.

Wewnatrz kosciola jest pieknie urzadzone. Ostatnia Wieczerza nad sanktuarium jest dzielem 18 wieku artystów wloskich. W poblizu glównego oltarza i tabernakulum sa cztery symbole Eucharystii - Pelican odzywcze mlodego wlasna krwia; Host i Kielich otoczony korona cierniowa, IHS (Jezus) monogram oraz "Agnus Dei", niewinnych Baranku Bozy, który zostal ofiarowany.
Wglebienie w scianie miedzy prezbiterium i figura Matki Boskiej posiada co wydaje sie byc reliktem z St Patrick. Pieknie urzadzone posiadacza sie w krzyz, niedzwiedzie zwój z napisem "oss Ex. S. Patriti Ep" (z kosci swietego Patryka, biskupa), ten zostal przekazany przez Leslie Bean de Barra, przewodniczacego raz w Irlandii Towarzystwa Czerwonego Krzyza.
The Holy Family oltarz zbudowany nad sklepieniem Honans w krypcie, posag Matki Boskiej (1877) i oltarz Matki Bozej Dobrej Rady (1901) sa dary czlonków rodziny Honan. Postac Matki Bozej Dobrej Rady jest dzielem rzezbiarza Cork Richard Barter, który mial studio w Blarney
Witraze obejmuje prace Huberta McGoldrick, "Chrzest Chrystusa" w starym chrzcielnica (1924), "Matki Bozej z Lourdes" we wczesnej Studio, w pamieci pani Frank Sheedy (1941) oraz dwa okna wysoko nad sanktuarium w pamieci pan i pani Michael Lynch (1942). "Zmartwychwstaly Chrystus z aniolami" Ethel Rhind czlonkiem Túr Gloine (1908) jest w Opus Sectile w kostnicy, styl malowane topionego szkla rozwiniete w czasach wiktorianskich.
Tablica w kostnicy wspomina ks. Coffey William Patrick C.C. który sluzyl przez 11 lat w parafii ", az do smiertelnych roku z glodu, pomoru, gdy padl ofiara zarazy zlowionych podczas gdy uczestniczy w lózku umierajacego pacjenta", zmarl 17 czerwca 1847 roku.
Grzywny szklanym ekranie podzielenie kostnicy glównego Kosciól zostal wzniesiony w 1906 roku w pamieci bylego proboszcza i dziekana Denis McSwiney Uwaza sie, ze przez przedsiebiorstwo Oscar Patterson z Glasgow Arts and Crafts School.
Istnieje obszerna krypta, do których dostep nie jest latwy, pod kosciól. Wielu ludzi czeka na ich zmartwychwstanie tam, w tym rodzice hojny Honans. Ostatni pochówek byl w 1870 roku.
Organ, zbudowany przez Magahy Cork w 1915 roku, zgodnie z Urzedowym Club Organ 2006 "instrument przystojny, w przypadku bardzo drobnych, stojacych w luku na bardzo solidne galeria prowadzona klasycznych kolumn. Bedac z uzytkowania na okres 30 lat zostal odrestaurowany przez Pawla Neiland (Wexford) w 1997 roku.
Duzy krzyz zostal wzniesiony w pamieci Daniela i Ellen Harrington, którzy zmarli w 1891 roku i ich syn Józef, który utonal w 1875 roku.
Ambona zostala przedstawiona jako ambona przez katolickich oficerów w Victoria (teraz Collins) koszary w 1912 roku. "Czterech Ewangelistów" zostaly wyrzezbione przez rzezbiarza Pat Honan.
Annie Moore, pierwsza osoba, na zejscie na lad na Ellis Island, Nowy Jork urodzil sie w Old Youghal Road i ochrzczony w St Patrick's w dniu 25 maja 1874 roku.
To bylo do St Patrick's, ze Frank O 'Connor (Michael O' Donovan) zostala wniesiona do jego "pierwszej spowiedzi" przez jego siostry w slynnym opowiadaniu. Jego nieszczescie zostal zwolniony, gdy kaplan dal mu nie tylko rozgrzeszenia, ale równiez "Bullseyes". Big siostra nie byl rozbawiony.
Wsród naczyn liturgicznych w zakrystii wplat w róznych okresach przez hojnych darczynców jest srebrny kielich w Galway wykonane w 1648 roku do wspólnoty franciszkanskiej w Kilconnell, Co Galway i przedstawione do St Patrick's Church w 1859 roku.
rekordy Kosciola sa dosc obszerne. Istnieje ponad 40000 rekordów chrztu z roku 1832, 12.500 Malzenstwa z lat 1836 i 9600 z lat 1911 bierzmowania.

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