1400th Anniversary of the Death of Saint Fin Barre
This year marks the 1400th anniversary of the death in 623 A.D. of Saint Fin Barre of Cork whose feast day is 25th September.
The full programme of Patronal Festival services and events
is listed below.
Friday 22nd September
11.00 a.m. Presentation of Wildlife kits to the children of 3 local Primary Schools
(St Fin Barre’s, St Maries of the Isle and Greenmount)
6.15 p.m. Choral Evensong
7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. Culture Night: Tour guide presentations at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Short musical programmes at 7.30 p.m. and 8.30 p.m.
Saturday 23rd September
11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. An open invitation to the people of Cork to visit the Cathedral
Simply to visit
To make a pilgrimage
To say a prayer or to light a candle
A special invitation is extended to anyone named after Saint Fin Barre (in whatever form, language or spelling) to visit the Cathedral. Those who can confirm their name to our staff will receive a small limited edition gift to mark this 1400th anniversary.
7.30 p.m. Organ recital by the internationally renowned organist, Naji Hakim
Further details can be found here
This recital coincides with the 10th anniversary of the restoration of the Cathedral Organ.
Sunday 24th September - The Eve of the Feast of St Fin Barre
11.15 a.m. Choral Eucharist
3.30 p.m. Patronal Festival Choral Evensong
& Consecration of a Holy Icon of St Fin Barre
Monday 25th September - The Feast of Saint Fin Barre
Special assemblies will be held in schools across the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.
The Cathedral will be closed to visitors throughout the day.
10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Quiet Day and Retreat for the clergy of the Diocese
(Led by the former Archbishop of Armagh - a former Dean of Cork - the Right Reverend Dr Richard Clarke)
7.30 p.m. Ordination of a Priest
(The Reverend Martin Steele, Dean's Vicar at the Cathedral,
will be ordained to the priesthood)