Category Archives: History – General

One parish for 160 years

The year 1858 was a milestone year for this faith community. It was the first year that the area now known as Enniskeane and Desertserges was joined as one parish with one parish priest. In that year, Fr Domhnal Ó … Continue reading

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2018 03 04 Newsletter

2018 03 04 Newsletter Please note that due to the exceptional weather, our churches are closed. There is no morning Mass on Friday 2nd.

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Fr Maurice Roche PP (Ahiohill Church founder)

When Maynooth College opened its door to student priests in 1795, Maurice Roche and John Allen were the first Cork students to enrol in the Maynooth, Co. Kildare, college. They were ordained priests of Cork diocese in 1800. Maurice Roche’s … Continue reading

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Remember and revere

The Bible tells us that its “a holy and wholesome thought” to pray for the dead. It’s also an important part of our Christian and Irish tradition that we honour and respect the burial places of people who have died. … Continue reading

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Founded on faith in Mary

The parish church of Enniskeane and Desertserges was the dream of Father Daniel Coveney who was parish priest in the parish from 1867 until his death in 1877. Fr Coveney grew up in Tracton Abbey Parish and studied for the priesthood … Continue reading

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Ah, that’s brass!

It’s good to give thanks! That’s not original because the bible and the Christian tradition are peppered with this motif. But we don’t always heed it. A few days ago I collected from a craftsman in Cork city a Missal … Continue reading

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