Roster of Services: July – September

A new roster of services for July, August and September has been published. Click here for more information.

Kinneigh Union Welcomes New Rector

The parishioners of Desertserges, Murragh, Kilmeen and Kinneigh would like to extend a warm West Cork welcome to our new Rector, Rev. Stella Jones. We look forward to getting to know her and making the Union a true new home for her.

It is with gratitude and a tinge of sadness that we also . . . → Read More: Kinneigh Union Welcomes New Rector

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 near her elderly mother. Sadly her experience in her new parish did not turn out as she expected and she has taken the decision to retire from ministry with effect from the end of the year. She remains fondly in the hearts and memories of the parishioners of this Union, and we continue to remember and pray for her. Continue reading Christmas Newsletter

Local Casualties of the Great War

This Sunday in the UK is Remembrance Sunday, and in a timely coincidence a genealogy site has released searchable records for Ireland’s casualties. Continue reading Local Casualties of the Great War

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! . . . → Read More: Kinneigh Table Tennis Club

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. . . . → Read More: Bishop Announces New Rector

September ’09 News


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 . . . → Read More: September ’09 News

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 . . . → Read More: Congrats to Former Desertserges Pupil

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. . . . → Read More: West Cork Welcomes “Julia”

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.