Archive for category Enniskeane

Ours is a land where scholars have tread

There’s a small marble plaque on the wall of the parish church at Enniskeane beside the Shrine to Our Lady. Until recently, the writing on it was very faded. (Thanks to Jim McCarthy who has cleaned and repainted the script.) It reads: “In Memory of the REV. D. O’SULLIVAN whose death on the 25th of […]

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What’s another photo year!

It was an idea that floated around for several years but now it’s finally a print. I have compiled, designed and had printed a photo calendar for 2014 which I am selling in support of two worthy charitable causes. The calendar mostly features images from Enniskeane and Desertserges Parish where I now minister. Sales of […]

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Wonders lay at our feet

We are in a time of great unease and, perhaps, even disease – and they are related. Leaders who are called on to lead say it’s difficult because we are in “uncharted waters”. But isn’t every new day, in every age, an uncharted beginning? I was wandering through Ahiohill church yard last week in a […]

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New blog-site for Enniskeane Parish also takes online parish donations

The thing about blogs is that they are relatively easy to get up and going but not as easy to sustain! But … I have recently spent a bit of time developing a new WordPress site for the Parish of Enniskeane. It has an innovation in built: a facility for visitors to make online donations […]

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Lesson from church and diocese history

I came across a Church Directory which was published in 1921 (90 years ago) and it lists all the parishes and clergy of the dioceses of Ireland. Cork and Ross were listed separately, then, and without counting any priests who belonged to religious orders or missionary societies, there were 174 priests in service in the […]

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