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 Mr. T. J. Sullivan, St. Mary’s, Cork, who designed it. There was a profession of three nuns on the same day. His Lordship the Right Rev. Dr. Fitzgerald, of Ross, officiating. The organ consists of 2 rows of keys, 14 stops, 2½ octaves of pedals (Bourdon through), and 4 composition pedals. The action is reversed, the player facing the altar.

(erratum: there were 12 stops in the organ)

First Holy Communion Dates 2013

First Holy Communion Dates 2013 (final update!)
It is necessary to change the previously published date of the First Holy Communion Mass in Ahiohill church.  (Sorry for any inconvenience.)
The dates of the Masses at which the children will receive for the first time are as follows:-

  • Sat APRIL 20th at Ahiohill Church (Ahiohill and Kilcolman schools)
  • Sat May 4th at Castletown Church (Coppeen school)
  • Sat May 11th at Enniskeane Church (Enniskeane school)

While the First Holy Communion Masses are separate, the parish preparation towards those dates will be done centrally. Families will be invited in November to participate in the “Do This in Memory” parish programme which will begin with an enrolment ceremony on Sunday Nov 25th. The enrolment and the DTIM programme will be held in Enniskeane church at one Sunday Mass each month during the year.

List of upcoming Station Masses

Station Masses to be celebrated in the coming weeks:-


  • Knockmacool & Kilcolman at the home of Biddy O’Donovan on Thurs Oct 25th at 7.30pm
  • Shanaway & Phale at the home of Rosarii & Michael Wycherley on Fri 26th Oct at 12noon;
  • Farranashesharee and Ardkitt at the home of Donal & Pat Crowley on Mon. 29th Oct at 7.30pm
  • Cashelmore, Cashelcommons, Tullymurrihy, at the home Declan and Mary Walsh on Fri Nov 16th at 7.30pm.
  • Kilmoylerane and neighbours at Norma and Donie Walsh’s on Fri 23rd Nov at 7.30pm.
  • Coppeen East, Lackanashinnagh and Moneynacrohy at John J and Kathleen Crowley’s on Fri Nov 30th at 7.30pm

If you would like to host a Station Mass in your neighbourhood, please contact Fr. Hayes.