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Former Dean of Ferns David Earl has died

Former Dean of Ferns David Earl has died

The Very Reverend David Kaye Lee Earl, Dean of Ferns from 1979 to 1994, died peacefully at University Hospital Waterford on Friday, March 31st  last. Born in 1928 and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he was ordained in 1956. He held incumbencies at Rathkeale and Killarney before being appointed Dean of Ferns in 1979. His […]

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  April 3, 2017   No comments
Bishop’s Letter – April 2017

Bishop’s Letter – April 2017

In this month’s letter our Bishop ruminates on the contents of a Diocesan Magazine from 1972 and the concerns of parishioners in what was a turbulent time nationally.     Dear Friends   A kind colleague recently intrigued me by giving me a copy of the Ossory Ferns and Leighlin Diocesan Magazine for September 1972. […]

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  April 3, 2017   No comments
East Africa Emergency Appeal – Bishops’ Appeal

East Africa Emergency Appeal – Bishops’ Appeal

This week, the Disasters Emergency Committee in the UK, has launched an East Africa Crisis appeal in response to the rapidly deteriorating situation in the region which has left millions of people starving and in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. Bishops’ Appeal is calling on our supporters to pray for those affected by the crisis, […]

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  March 24, 2017   No comments
Valerie Power visits India with Christian Aid

Valerie Power visits India with Christian Aid

A visit to India for Diocesan reader and Bunclody parishioner, Valeria Power, was a personal achievement. Travelling with a Christian Aid group from Ireland she arrived in the capital, Delhi, in northern India, on Valentine’s Day and spent twelve days in the area visiting projects funded by the charity. “It was a major trip for […]

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  March 22, 2017   No comments
JOYFUL EVENT IN WATERFORD AND BEYOND

JOYFUL EVENT IN WATERFORD AND BEYOND

Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford was packed for the JOY BELLS peal launch by former President Mary McAleese. The Hungarian ambassador to Ireland H.E. Mr Istvan S Palffy was in attendance at the service. “This is a great initiative and a beautiful, solemn occasion and I was delighted to be here,” he said. “The words from […]

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  March 20, 2017   No comments