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Knock Marriage Introductions was established in 1968 with the aim of helping people  meet suitable marriage partners. As this is a branch of Catholic Action, it is presumed that all applicants are free to marry and seeking a Catholic marriage. top No definite promise can be made that all those who apply to us will find a life partner; but all who register can be sure that every effort will be made to help them. All applications are treated in strictest confidence. No addresses are divulged by this Office to either person concerned in an introduction and all correspondence is forwarded by post in plain sealed envelopes.

A person applying will be sent a brochure, a covering letter and two questionnaires A and B requesting particulars of oneself.

Both questionnaires A and B can be downloaded here and should be completed as honestly and as accurately as possible. They should then be returned, addressed to the Secretary...

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Statement re Knock Marriage Introductions

 

For over fifty years Knock Marriage Introductions (formerly Knock Marriage Bureau) has been responsible for introducing couples, many of whom went on to become husband and wife. In that time it has been responsible for 960 marriages.

 

When Fr Michael Keane had the vision to establish the agency back in the 1960’s Ireland, the West of Ireland in particular, was a very different place. Emigration was rife and most of the means of communication that today we take for granted were practically non-existent. The advent of the Internet and online dating agencies, and Apps have made it possible for people to meet a partner literally at the touch of a button. Many of the couples who met through KMI commented on the personal nature of the service and that they felt safe and secure being able to speak to someone in confidence at the end of a phone.

 

In recent years there has been a noticeable decline in the demand for the service offered by KMI, to the point that is no longer viable to run the service. The annual subscriptions from clients who have used the service have had to be supplemented in recent years by donations from dioceses around Ireland. Obviously this is not sustainable long term. It is for these reasons that the Board of Directors of KMI have decided at a recent meeting to wind down the Agency. We do so with heavy hearts, but happy in the knowledge that at least for 960 couples, it played a part in helping them to become husband and wife. We wish to express our gratitude to all who worked for the agency, especially the women who answered the calls and who were responsible for making the introductions.

Thanks to Fr Michael Keane who was the founder and first director and to Canon Joe Cooney was took over the mantle from him and was director until his retirement two years ago.

    Fr Stephen Farragher (Director KMI) 

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Contact us:

  • Phone:
  • 094 93 75960
  • Address:
  • The Secretary, Knock Marriage Introductions,Knock, Co. Mayo,
    Ireland
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