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On average around ten couples matched through the agency marry each year.

In its history, the agency has matched over 900 couples, but the number is probably higher, says Canon Cooney, as they do not know about all the marriages.

In 2014, 196 people in total applied for membership - with an almost even ratio of men (93 ) to women (103 ).

Women in Cork used the service most with 15 joining up, followed by women from Galway (12 ) and then Mayo (10 ).

“It can be very rewarding when you get a notice back saying ‘Everything is going fine for us.

We’re getting married next June,’ as happened only recently,” he told Couples generally make contact through their website

Last year alone, they successfully matched five couples in marriage, helped five couples get engaged and saw a further 20 couples settled in a steady relationship.

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Individuals download two forms, fill them out and send them to the agency along with two postcard sized recent photos and the annual subscription.

Members, who range in age from 26 to 80, must agree to meet at least one of three suggested introductions offered.

Despite the rise in popularity of online dating services such as Plenty of Fish and Tinder, a sizeable number of Catholics in search of love are still opting instead for the matchmaking services of Knock Marriage Introductions.

It is the oldest matchmaking agency in Ireland, founded in 1968 to help Catholics find a suitable marriage partner, and Knock Marriage Introductions revealed this week that it registered almost 2,000 enquiries in 2014.

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