1889 CBS Science Exhibition and 'Shandon Bells'

Brother James Dominic Burke
Brother James Dominic Burke in the science laboratory of the North Monastery.
Image source: North Mon 200: Comóradh 200 bliain na Mainistreach Thuaidh (2010) 

In 1889, an international science exhibition was organised by the Christian Brothers in Cork. The event, held on the site of the Corn Exchange, was organised by Brother James Dominic Burke to raise funds for the North Monastery. Tickets for the exhibition were sold worldwide.

Brother Burke produced a newspaper called Shandon Bells for the duration of the exhibition, printed on site by Guy & Co.  You can view PDF copies of Brother Burke's publication by selecting the links below.

DateSizeSelected Contents
Tuesday 22 October 1889       (7.5 Mb)  The River Lee: from its source to Cork;  Image of the River Lee at Carrigrohane.
Wednesday 23 October 1889  (6.6 Mb) Ars longa, vita brevis;  Image of the River Lee at St Patrick's Bridge.
Thursday 24 October 1889  (7.3 Mb) Image of the River Lee at the Marina.
Friday 25 October 1889  (6.9 Mb) Dean Swift: his birth;  James Barry.
Saturday 26 October 1889 (8.6 Mb) Tara; Saint Finbarr's Hermitage; Daniel Maclise; Recollections of The Liberator, Daniel O'Connell.




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