Nicholas – The Oranmore Bell

Church Of The Immaculate Conception, Oranmore

The bell in this church has been named NICHOLAS by the schoolchildren of our parish.

It weighs 500kg and was cast in Poland by ROYAL BELLS – PRZEMYŚL.
It was consecrated by HIS GRACE, DR. EAMON MARTIN Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.

The people of Oranmore caused me to be made at Przemyśl, Poland for the glory of God and the salvation of His people in the Holy Year of Mercy MMXVI.

Come ring out our joy to the Lord
Hail the rock who saves us
Come before him giving thanks
With songs let us hail the Lord (Psalm 95)

St. John Paul pride of the Polish nation – welcome and inspiring visitor to Galway pray for us

O Marjo bez grechu poczeta
modi sie za nami, którzy sie do ciebie uciekamy

A Mhuire a gabhadh gan peaca an tsinsir
guigh orainne atá ag dul ar do choimirce

O Mary conceived without sin
pray for us who have recourse to thee

The coats of arms of St. John Paul, Pope Francis and Bishop Martin Drennan are also depicted