150 Celebrations, 8th August

 The sisters in Cork celebrated 150 years on July 23rd in Blackpool church. The Evening Echo’s reporter Ann Murphy wrote:

The people of Blackpool honoured the 150th anniversary of the Little Sisters of the Assumption in Cork last night. 

The order has 3 small communities in Cork city- with six nuns in the Respond housing development in Blackpool, four in college View and three in Mahon.

Last night the 13 nuns were joined by parishioners of Blackpool for a Mass celebrated by Bishop John Buckley and local parish priest,  Father John O’Donovan.

The leader of the Cork  communities, Sister Aine Ashe, said the order first came to Cork in 1899 having been founded in Paris in 1865 by Fr Etienne Pernet.

The Cork congregation was originally based in Grenville Place in the city centre , but moved to Assumption Road in 1906.

The convent on Assumption Road closed in 2005.

Evening Echo, July 24th 2015.

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EEjob 23/07/2015 ANN MURPHY Blackpool Church of the Annunciation, Blackpool, Cork Mass to celebrate the 150th anniversay of the founding of the Little Sisters of the Assumption religious order. A well attended Mass held at Blackpool Church on Thursday evening. Picture: Andy Jay