In 1916, Most Rev. Dr Robert Browne, Bishop of Cloyne from 1894 until his death in 1935, commissioned a 42-bell carillon form the bell-founders John Taylor and Son of Loughborough (England) to be the crowning glory of his magnificent new St. Colman's Cathedral in Cobh, County Cork. This erudite and cultured man thus established, for the first time in Ireland, the Continental tradition of carillon playing.
There have been two major renovations of the Carillon since it was originally installed. The Cobh Carillon now boasts 49 bells, including the heaviest bell in Ireland at 3.6 tons, with a total weight of over 26 tons, and is the largest carillon in Ireland and Britain in terms of the number of bells.
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