Newsletter November – December 2021

Having recently returned from a wonderful holiday with family and friends in South Africa, my wife and I are most grateful to God for all His many blessings to us. We’ve travelled quite extensively by both air and road and never for one moment doubted the Lord’s presence with us. Having been exposed in so … [Read more…]

Vaccination – ‘Walk in Clinics’

I have been asked by the Cork County Covid19 CRF to make the following information available to you about walk-in vaccination centres in Cork and Kerry, and also to ask you to disseminate it within your sphere of ministry/work/activity please: Please find summarised below, details of proposed dates, times and locations, of Vaccination Centre ‘Walk In … [Read more…]

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…]

Diary update 3 – Rev Tony Murphy’s 100km Walk in aid of the Cork, Cloyne and Ross Burundi Maize Project

Walk4 Burundi : Diary Update Week 3 (of 4) 18th May: One  interesting aspect  of these walks is that they also offer parishioners an opportunity to meet (at a distance) as a result of the opening up after the lockdown. Such was the situation on Monday morning when parishioners from Templemartin, Kilmurry and Kilbonane came together for a … [Read more…]