A small room with a telephone and a filing cabinet is the heart of Knock Marriage Bureau, based in Knock, Co. Mayo. The Bureau, which has been in operation since 1967, has received over 7,000 applications resulting in 108 arranged marriages to date.
Father Michael Kane, often referred to as "Ireland's Cupid Priest", manages the Bureau.
Reporter Jim Fahy met Father Michael Kane to talk about the success of the Bureau, and the types of people that use the service.
This report was broadcast on 16 July, 1974.
The service continues today operating as 'Knock Marriage Introductions'. More details can be found at knockmarriageintroductions.com