Enniscorthy parishioner will cycle to restore church organ
PEDALLING FOR THE ORGAN
Robbie Syme, an Enniscorthy parishioner, will cycle to all points of the Diocese of Ferns between Sunday 23rd and Sunday 30th April to raise funds for the restoration of the organ in St Mary’s Church.
He will visit all nine cures and cycle over 250 km during that week, collecting a favourite hymn from each cure. These hymns will then be sung at a ‘Songs Of Praise’ service in St Mary’s Church on Sunday 30th April 2017 at 10.30 a.m.
The organ in St Mary’s was built in 1815 by William Gray of London and is one of the few remaining organs of his in existence today.
It was once situated in Dublin Castle and was installed in St Mary’s in the late 1800s by Telford and Telford of Dublin.
This ‘Pedalling For The Organ’ event is the first fundraiser to be run in aid of this refurbishment.
Robbie suffered a heart attack in February 2016 and credits much of his recovery to exercise and healthy living and hopes to promote the benefits of staying active as well as fund-raise for the restoration of the organ.