Bell ringers welcome the New Year at Kilkenny cathedral

Here comes 2020

Sam Matthews


Sam Matthews



St Canice's Cathedral Society of Change Ringers prepare for the Annual New Year Bellring. PICTURE: HARRY REID

Local bell ringers rang in 2020 in style at St Canice's Cathedral, where more than a dozen gathered in the historic central tower as midnight approached.

As is tradition, the bells were muffled to ring out the old year. Then just before midnight, the muffles were removed to ring in the New Year with a clear peal.

For more pictures from the event, see next week's Kilkenny People.