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Presentation Sisters to close Offaly convent

“The world is very attractive for young people nowadays. They very much can have their own careers and get jobs, get third level education. That was not the case when sisters entered in my time,” says Sr Laura Boyle on the drop in vocations.

2019.04.25.

Irish Jesuit honoured by Zambian government

Fr Michael Kelly (89) from Co. Offaly conferred with the Order of Distinguished Service for his work in developing strategies for HIV prevention.

2018.11.06.

World Meeting of Families recruits volunteers at Ploughing

The most asked question at the Ploughing was “Is Pope Francis coming to Ireland?” That has not been confirmed yet – not even by Bishops Denis Nulty and Fintan Monahan who visited the World Meeting of Families 2018 stand on the first day.

2017.09.21.

Clonmacnoise Summer School takes place this weekend

The monastery at Clonmacnoise was founded in 544 by St Ciarán, from Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon.

2017.09.09.

Durrow High Cross Committee concerned about funding

€170,000 allocated as part of the Government’s rural recreation projects scheme considered insufficient.

2016.09.07.

RTE to broadcast new Mass setting by Irish composer

‘St Michael's Celebration’, penned by composer and musician Tom Conroy, scheduled for live broadcast on RTE One TV and RTE Radio 1 Extra on 30 October.

2016.09.07.

Mechanic says life experiences will benefit priesthood

Thirty-nine-year-old Co Offaly native Rev Noel Weir will be ordained to the priesthood next Sunday by Bishop Michael Smith of Meath.

2015.11.29.
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