Monthly Archives: September 2014

Anniversary of the Foundation of the Columban Sisters in Cahercon

Columbans 002The Missionary sisters of St Columban were founded in Cahercon, Kildysart in February, 1922  and received Papal approval in 1924. As we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Columban Sisters we remember all the sisters, many of them from Kildysart and the surrounding parishes who left Cahercon and went to China to preach the Gospel.

Fr Peadar O’Loughlin, who is a member of the Missionary Society of St Columban, will speak at 11am Mass in Kildysart on Sunday 28 September 2014 on the Sisters, their work and links with Kildysart. He also wishes to convey the Sisters’ thanks to the people of Kildysart for their support over the last 90 years.

The Sisters were founded by Frances Owen-Lewis. She was born in Marylebone, London, England in April 17, 1873, one of a family of six.  Her father had an estate at Inishkeen, Co. Monaghan and for a time was M.P. for Carlow.  In 1897 she married Captain Sir Alfred Moloney K.C.M.G., Governor of the Windward Islands and later Governor of Trinidad, West Indies. He suffered from ill-health and when they were in Italy in 1913 he became seriously ill and died in hospital.  While grieving for him, Frances had an audience with Pope Pius X who assured her that God would comfort her in his own way. Read the rest of this entry

Kildysart Agricultural Show Results 2014

Full results of the Kildysart 2014 Agricultural Show may be downloaded by clicking here Kildysart Show Results 2014Kildysart Show August 2014

Congratulations to the committee and all who worked to make the event such a great success and to all the participants.


Tidy Towns Report 2014 – Kildysart

Congratulations to the members of our Tidy Town Committee and to the members of our community on the success of the village in the 2014 Tidy Towns Competition. Kidysart was awarded 282 untitled (6)points which is an increase of six points on the 2013 result. The judges commented on the beauty of the streetscape, the tidiness of the village, the absence of graffiti and the impressive level of community involvement. To read the full report please click here 2014 Kildysart Tidy Towns Report


The Permanent Diaconate A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Kieran O’Reilly

Permanent Diaconate

Following consultation with many of the Pastoral leadership groups in the Diocese on the question of the introduction of the Permanent Diaconate, Bishop Kieran has issued a note to be read at all Masses in the Diocese this weekend. You will find the text here  Note on the Permanent Diaconate 12 September 2014


The Bishop of Killaloe, Most Revd Kieran O’Reilly SMA  has written a Pastoral Letter to the people of the diocese on the Permanent Diaconate which he plans to introduce.

To read the text of the letter please click here Diocese of Killaloe Pastoral Letter