St Nicholas, Cork - Bells.

matthewhigby at matthewhigby at
Wed May 30 10:20:30 BST 2007

Many ringers, particularly the historians among us  will be aware that the 
complete Murphy of Dublin  octave, were removed from the redundant St.Nicholas 
Church in Cork some years ago. So far, no suitable home  has been found for 
them, and it appears that “crunch time” has arrived for these  rare bells. 
They have been effectively “traded in” against the  restoration and 
augmentation of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral bells from eight to  twelve plus a sharp 
second, which is being undertaken by Matthew Higby & Co  Ltd, who have a limited 
period of time to try and re-home them, and feel it  would be a dreadful shame 
to see them broken up for scrap. 
A tonal analysis has been carried out on the  bells, and the conclusion from 
this is that they would make a characterful ring  (Tenor approx. 13½cwt 
following tuning) with several of the bells capable of  becoming “Simpson” tuned. 
If there are any interested parties out there who  may be able to offer these 
bells a good home, they are invited to contact  Matthew Higby & Co on 01761 
233757, or mobile 07834 952377, or by email _matthewhigby at 
(mailto:matthewhigby at , as  a matter of urgency. 

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