Unveiling the Bell

On Monday, 13th June between 7 and 8.30pm we will be unveiling the large bell at Bangor Abbey, Co. Down and you are very welcome to join us if you are in the Bangor area! 

At 13ft (4.0m) height on a 1m granite base it is possibly the largest bronze bell ever made in Ireland and it will be quite exciting to see it in its outdoor location beside the Abbey! It will travel the whole length of Ireland on Wednesday on a Hiab, passing all its 8th Century sister bells in Cashel, Co. Meath and Bangor... Fluctus Angelorum - Wave of Angels - celebrates the spreading of Christian spirituality to Europe by Columbanus and his companions in the 7th Century.

image.jpg

 6.45pm - 7.00pm        Bangor Ladies Choir perform during arrival at Bangor Abbey

7.00pm - 7.30pm        Service of Dedication to mark the installation of the public art piece 'Fluctus Angelorum' by Reverend Ronnie Nesbitt at Bangor Abbey and Bell Ringers performance 

 7.40pm - 7.50pm       Unveiling of 'Fluctus Angelorum' by Mayor of Ards and North Down

 8.00pm - 8.30pm       Sculptor Holger Lonze on the thoughts behind the work. Light refreshments                                                 

 The happy makers Doanagh and Holger

The happy makers Doanagh and Holger

 The final surface

The final surface

 The bell is getting its final sea-blue colour...

The bell is getting its final sea-blue colour...