[Bell Historians] mathew O' Byrne foundry

john maloney mary_maloney01 at h...
Sun Jun 8 01:48:33 BST 2003

thanks david that would be very much appreciated if you could copy that for 
me from Mr. Fred Dukes book , coincidently it was with the help of the fred 
dukes trust and the great keltek group and others that we were able to get 
our change ringing peal here in lismore.

>From: DJ Bryant <djb122 at y...>
>Reply-To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
>To: <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com>
>Subject: RE: [Bell Historians] mathew O' Byrne foundry
>Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2003 21:29:05 +0100
>There's a couple of pages about O'Byrne in Fred Dukes' book 'Campanology
>in Ireland'. I can scan and email them if you want.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: john maloney [mailto:mary_maloney01 at h...]
>Sent: 07 June 2003 02:49
>To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [Bell Historians] mathew O' Byrne foundry
>hi from lismore australia , I am learning to ring on 6 wilton, wiltshire
>mears cast bells here at st. Andrews parish church witch will be
>to 8 soon with 2 other bells cast by whitechapple in the last 2 weeks.
>for 20 years i have been the player of a 12 bell chime at saint
>cathedral lismore , these bells are 96 years old and as their centenary
>approaches i am writing their history , harvey baggott of adelaide
>suggested i contact this group for help . The bells were cast by Mathew
>O'Byrne in dublin at the fountain head bell foundry , the total weight
>the 12 is10 tons 2 qrs 18 lbs the tenor close to 43 cwts , a visiting
>to the foundry at the time of casting was so impressed he ordered an
>set cast for the cathedral in longford ( where is this ?) can any body
>me any history of mathew o'byrne , i've been told the foundry closed
>ago...but recently i was told no they still are in existence . i have an
>foundry catalogue of o'Byrne foundry listing bells cast for australia ,
>this set of 12 was according to Mr. o'Byrne the greatest set he had ever
>cast . any help great fully accepted . with thanks . john maloney
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