Our trip to the Cathedral
On the 13th of May, a week before our Confirmation the 6th class of Kiltiernan, Labane and Ballyglass went for a tour of the Cathedral in Galway. When we arrived we walked up a flight of stairs to the organ. The organ was huge. It had lots of different pipes which made lots of different sounds. There were 3 different keyboards which have different pitches. The man who played the organ showed us how if he pulled knobs and pushed buttons the organ would make the sounds and tones of different instruments. Later we went outside to see the huge entrance doors. There were pictures on these doors which told stories from the bible of some of the sacraments. We examined the stain glass windows which also had stories from the bible on them. The group then walked up the aisle looking at the Stations of the Cross which were made of stone by a woman from Dublin over 20 years. We went down underground to the Crypt where the Bishops are buried. We saw portraits of the old Bishops and the map of the diocese. Overall it was a brilliant day! Thank you to Fr Roche from all of us for a great trip.