Category Archives: History – General

Built in 1871 …

“WITH our present issue we give an illustration of the new Catholic church, the erection of which has just been commenced by the Rev. Dr. Coveney, P.P., at Enniskean.” So begins an article published in “The Irish Builder” in 1871 … Continue reading

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Death of Fr Sean McCarthy, former Parish Priest

With sadness and thanksgiving to Almighty God, we mourn the death of Fr. Sean McCarthy, retired Parish Priest of Enniskeane and Desertserges, who died this morning. We will prayerfully welcome Fr. Sean’s remains back to Enniskeane Church this evening (Monday) … Continue reading

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The Fehily Family of Ireland and Boston — and the “Castletown Chapel” chalice in Enniskeane Parish

Local accounts in Castletown Kenneigh — of the villages in the parish of Enniskeane and Desertserges, Co Cork, Ireland — suggest that a Fehily family was involved in the building of St. Joseph’s Church, Castletown Kenneigh.  Several sources and family … Continue reading

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from Cork Examiner, 22 August 1878

Article published in the Cork Examiner, 22 August 1878. NEW ORGAN IN CLONAKILTY CONVENT.—An organ, erected by Bryceson Brothers and Ellis, of London, builders of the organ in SS. Peter and Paul’s, was formally opened on Tuesday, 20th inst., by … Continue reading

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Professor T. J. O’Sullivan, the pipe organ’s designer

The 1878 Pipe Organ installed in Clonakilty Convent – and now installed in Enniskeane Church – was built in London but it was designed by a Cork music teacher and organist. Professor T. J. O’Sullivan, taught music in the city … Continue reading

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