"A creak and a dark whirr in the air high up. The bells of George's church. They tolled the hour: loud dark iron.
Heigho! Heigho!" (U13.544)
From a Dublin Guidebook 1905: "The peal of [St George's] bells is said to be the most musical in Ireland, eclipsing even the celebrated bells of Shandon." The bells, 8 in number, were a gift, in 1828, from the architect Francis Johnston who designed the church. Johnston and his wife Anne lived on Eccles street. They wanted to encourage campanology within the parish, then the largest Anglican parish in the Diocese of Dublin, and to which they belonged.