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St John XXIII, Pope

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St Canice

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The old Church of St Canice, Rathkenny

St Canice was born in Co. Derry around 527 and died in 603. Though his people were poor, he studied in Clonard under Finnian and at Glasnevin under Mobhi.

A deep friendship developed between himself and
Colum Cille
with whom he worked for a time in Scotland, where he set up a number of churches.

In Ireland his principal foundation was in Aghaboe in Ossory, but this was replaced centuries later by the church in Kilkenny which bears his name.

Rathkenny Old Church and Cemetery


Booklet published in August 2001 tracing the restoration of
Rathkenny Old Cemetery and the ruin of the Church of St Canice.





















St Martin I

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Pope St. Martin I was born in Todo, Italy. He was the last pope to die a martyr. St. Martin called the Council at the Lateran Basilica in his first year and condemned Heraclius and Monothelitism, going against a decree by the Byzantine Emperor who commanded there be no discussion of the issue.