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“Often by the time they get to us, they have tried everything else. He or Leona Connery, who runs the agency on a day-to-day basis, try to stay in regular touch with all their members.
“If they meet and nothing clicks, they’re back to us very fast, and matched with someone else.” If they do not hear from a couple, Canon Cooney or Leona will ring them after a month to hear how things went.
“I came in this morning and we got the news that two couples we had introduced were getting married.
One we introduced in April  and they’re getting married in June , the other couple we introduced in December  and they are just back from their honeymoon.” “We’re happy if we get a few marriages in a year – then it is all worthwhile,” he added.
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.
According to director, Canon Joseph Cooney, Our Lady is working hard to help them.
Last year, ten couples married who had met through the agency, although there may well be others, as often marriage occurs years after the initial introduction and “people forget where they met”, says Canon Cooney.
“Before it was all done through the mail, now I’ll phone the lady, explain about the man – his height, whether he has second or third level education, what his interests are. Then I do the same thing with the man, and if he’s interested, I get permission from the lady to hand on her telephone number.” Membership of the agency costs €150 per year – a small price by comparison with their competitors.
One man who joined the agency recently had spent €900 on one online dating agency.