[Bell Historians] mathew O' Byrne foundry

Peter Whisker peter at w...
Mon Jun 9 08:13:50 BST 2003

St. John's Parish Church (http://longford.ardagh.anglican.org/tower.htm)
seems to be what is left of the much amalgamated parishes and dioceses of
the Church of Ireland in the Irish Republic. I do not know of its history of
bells, but the link above and this
http://ireland.anglican.org/dioceses/kilmore/kilmoreparishes.html should
point you to more contacts in the area.

Peter Whisker

PS: I Note that there is a "Lismore" near Longford as well as the better
known one near Waterford which has a cathedral

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "john maloney" <mary_maloney01 at h...>
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Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2003 2:48 AM
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 augmented
> 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 carthages
> 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 of
> 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 exact
> 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 years
> 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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