Cork Service Marks Centenary of the End of the War of Independence

On Sunday 27th June a Diocesan Service, with civic and ecumenical participation, was held in Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork to mark the upcoming centenary of the truce: the end of the War of Independence in Ireland. The Service, which was held as part of the continuing Cork, Cloyne and Ross Centenaries Commemoration and Reconciliation Project was … [Read more…]

County Cork Church of Ireland School Creates Massive Mural out of Plastic Bottle Tops to Conquer Lockdown Isolation

A small, rural two-teacher Church of Ireland National School in Ballineen in West Cork with twenty-nine pupils decided to find a creative and artistic way to overcome one big obstacle caused by Covid-19 restrictions: not allowing the pandemic to break down the sense of community in the school. The school’s two classrooms have been completely … [Read more…]

Newsletter July August 2021

Kinneigh Union of Parishes July – August 2021 ______________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________  We’re back in church and it’s been such an amazing experience.  The opportunity to see people face to face and to put a name to a face has been most exciting.  What can I say but, “THANK YOU LORD.”  As the restrictions ease and more … [Read more…]

Final diary update – the Rev. Tony Murphy’s 100km walk in aid of the Cork, Cloyne and Ross Maize Project in Burundi exceeds €10,000 target

Walk4 Burundi : Diary Update Week 4 (of 4) 24th May: One aspect of this fundraising campaign has been the envelopes which have dropped through my letterbox with cheques, cash and supporting messages. These became quite a motivational feature as the month progressed. You may imagine my surprise when I opened a letter on Monday morning to find … [Read more…]