H4086 : St Eugene's RC Church, Glenknock, Newtownstewart

taken 13 years ago, near to Moyle and Newtownstewart, Northern Ireland

St Eugene's RC Church, Glenknock, Newtownstewart
St Eugene's RC Church, Glenknock, Newtownstewart
This lovely church stands out with its tower and white walls and can be seen from surrounding open countryside. It is on the Plumbridge Road in the area locally known as Glenknock or Cloghogle.

Glenock Church is reputed to be the first Catholic church in the diocese of Derry to have a bell in its belfry. This bell which is still rung each evening at 6.00pm can be clearly heard round the surrounding area. In former times workers in the fields stopped to say the Angelus when the bell rang out. I'm told that children loved to hear the bell, because it was a sign that another day's work in the fields was near.

The Angelus Domini, shortened to "the Angelus," is the ringing of the church bell -- in three groups of three chimes with a pause in between each group, followed by 9 consecutive strokes -- at 6am, noon, and 6pm

Looks quite similar to the Anglican church in Newtownstewart H3985 : St Eugenes COI and graveyard, Newtownstewart
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Friday, 9 December, 2005   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 10 December, 2005
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Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! H 404 862 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.3799N 7:22.4170W
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Irish: geotagged! H 404 862
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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