Sponsorship update & Dedication date

As of today, the Feast of St. Finbarr, September 25th, two thirds of the pipes in the Pipe Organ being installed in the parish church in Enniskeane have now been dedicated to named people. That’s 450 of the 678 pipes, or 66%. Many thanks to all who have contributed. There is still time to dedicate one of the organ’s pipes using the secure payment system of this site.
The date for the blessing and dedication of the Pipe Organ has also been set. The church is dedicated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception whose feast day is December 8th. Bishop John Buckley, Bishop of Cork & Ross, will be the principal celebrant at a special Mass on the evening of Dec 7th (Friday), 2012, at which the organ will be blessed and solemnly dedicated to all whose names have been enrolled.
The Mass will be followed by a short organ recital.

Some of the pipes inside the Pipe Organ at Enniskeane Church as the pipes are being installed following refurbishment and re-voicing.

Photos of Enniskeane Church

This is a photo of the interior of our parish church at Enniskeane.

Enniskeane Parish Church

And this one is taken from the gallery where the pipe organ is installed:

Enniskeane Parish Church

(Photos by Fr. Tom Hayes © 2012)

It was built beginning in 1871 under the leadership of Fr Daniel Coveney. It was designed by Richard Evans of Cork.

Almost two thirds of the pipes sponsored and Oboe installed

Sincere thanks to all the people from near and far who have sponsored pipes in the pipe organ for our parish church.

The installed organ will have 678 pipes in it. On Sept 11th, 2012, 409 of the pipes have been dedicated to named people. That’s over 60% of the pipes — or nearly two-thirds of the total!

The first batch of the printed souvenir certificates will be ready to be posted shortly. The certificate states which pipe has been sponsored, by whom, and to whom it is dedicated.

Listen to how the organ sounds on Sept 12