Christmas Newsletter

As we approach Christmas and the turn of the year, it is time to reflect on the change in the Union and to look to the future. In January 2009, the Rev. Judith Hubbard-Jones, who left her distinct mark on he Union, returned to England, to continue her ministry in a new parish and be … [Read more…]

Kinneigh Table Tennis Club

The past season was another successful one for the club, winning the Cork Senior League, Interprovincial League and having eight club members represent Munster at Interprovincial level. Well done to all!

Bishop Announces New Rector

The Right Rev. Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross has announced the appointment of The Reverend Stella Jones, Incumbent of Clonenagh in the Diocese of Ossory, to be Incumbent of Kinneigh Union.

September ’09 News

Vacancy Kinneigh Union has now been vacant since January this year, but you the parishioners seem in good heart. As I have said before, an occasional vacancy reminds parishioners that the present and future well being of the parish rests with you, for you are the parish. Rectors come and go, as do those who … [Read more…]

Congrats to Former Desertserges Pupil

The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Bishop Paul Colton, has announced the appointment of a new Canon in the Diocese. She is the Reverend Eithne Lynch who is also Rector of Kilmoe Union (Schull, Altar and Crookhaven) in West Cork. Canon Lynch will be Prebendary (Canon) of Desertmore and Killanully in Saint Fin Barre’s … [Read more…]

West Cork Welcomes “Julia”

A Ferry link between Swansea in Wales and Cork is due to be resumed after a west Cork tourism co-operative completed the purchase of a Finnish vessel for €7.8 million. The Julia , which will operate under the Fastnet Line brand, will arrive in Cork in the coming weeks.

1911 Census

1911 census records were released recently for Cork. I have transcribed some of the details, focusing on Church of Ireland parishioners. The first transcript is for the townlands of Desertserges, and can be found here.

August ’09 News

Vacancy As we write we are conscious that there are four parish vacancies in the Diocese at present and each is equally deserving of a new rector, so each should be prayed for – this parish of Kinneigh Union, Ballydehob Union, Kilgariffe Union and Templebreedy Group. H1N1 Influenza Following on the interim advice of the … [Read more…]

History: Rev. William Bell

This is a somewhat dark story from the history of the union.

On the evening of Saturday 1st November 1902 the Rev William Bell was found apparently burned to death in his hay-barn…