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Presidential Visit

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Cork Unitarians were honoured to receive President Higgins at the 300 year-old Princes Street Church today (26 January). We were similarly honoured by the presence of Lord Mayor Des Cahill.  We hope both these first citizens enjoyed the visit.  After brief words of welcome during which the history of the Church was described, there was […]

President Higgins to visit Prince’s Street Church

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President Higgins to visit 300 year old Princes Street Church, Cork   Cork, Ireland – The Cork Unitarian Congregation is delighted to announce that President Michael D. Higgins will visit the Princes Street Church, to mark its tercentenary year. The reception for the President will be held at the Church at 1:45 pm on Thursday, […]

Licensing Service

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We are proud to advise that on Saturday, 12 November, student minister, Michael J O’Sullivan, a member of the Cork Congregation, will be Licensed at a service convened by the Synod of Munster of the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland at 3:00pm at the Unitarian Church, 112 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. After a demanding course of […]

Famous Cork Unitarians

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Famous Cork Unitarians On this day June 22nd two hundred years ago in 1816 William Hincks, son of Rev Thomas Dix Hincks was born in Cork and ordained as minister of the Princes Street Church. In 1849 he became the first professor of natural history at Queen’s College, Cork the same year as the college […]

Orlando

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Events in Orlando, Florida   The Princes Street (Unitarian) Church – NSPCI adds its voice to those condemning the mass killings in Orlando, Florida.   In this case the LGBT community was targeted with the most appalling consequences.   Hate crimes can never be justified by reference to faith.   Our thoughts and prayers go […]

Limits – Brendan Burke

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Many, many years ago it was discovered that micro-organisms had a significant bearing in the spread of disease. Pioneering physicians introduced the practice of meticulously cleaning hospitals, especially cleaning hands before surgery. The results were, of course, spectacular; even if it took some time to convince everyone of the need for this level of cleanliness. Similar public sanitation had […]

Summer Sing

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On 18 – 22 July the Unitarian Church, Princes Street, welcomes back Summer Sing! 2016. Summer Sing! is a festival in which young singers aged between 6 and 14, experience the rich history and culture of Cork City, while nurturing their natural singing ability. Each day 360 children, aged from 6 to 14 years, will gather in […]

Philosophy and Sophistry Revisited – Brendan Burke

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Philosophy and Sophistry Revisited “Truth is great and will prevail if left to herself.  She has nothing to fear from the conflict of free argument and debate.” …….Thomas Jefferson, 1786. “The great masses of the people will more easily fall victim to a great lie than to a small one.” ……… Adolph Hitler.

Amazing Grace by Brendan Burke

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Amazing Grace Brendan Burke Great art is said to exhibit ‘polysemy’; that is meaning of a layered nature, many and complex meanings.  Similarly a work of scripture should not be considered to have only one ‘literal’ meaning.  To hold this view would be to debase the work under consideration.  However this is not to say […]