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Castletownbere, Beara, West Cork, Ireland. ©2020
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Alter Boys 1960's678 viewsAltar Boys: From top: Michael O’Shea, Dermot Murphy,
Donal O’Sullivan, Michael Martin-Sullivan
and Barry O’Sullivan
The Rectory, Ardgroom510 viewsPlaque on the wall of the Old Rectory celebrating Canon Goodman.
Unveiled 11th June 2005
Blessing of the Ball Alley in 1977516 viewsJohn Enright (Cork Board), Donal Holland, Seamus Lordan, Billy Power, Danny Hurley, Michael Lordan, Jeremiah Sheehan,Canon Keane, Donal Harrington, C. Jones (Handball Council)
Church of the Sacred Heart774 viewsView of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Castletown Berehaven during its construction in 1911. Note the scaffolding, no steel tubes and couplers at that time; in those days scaffoldings were erected by lashing locally grown bamboo poles together with hemp ropes.
The old 'Sacred Heart' Church746 viewsThe interior of the old Church, Castletownbere. Demolished 1910 to make way for the present church.
Communion Group512 viewsMay 1971
Church of the Sacred Heart559 viewsA Cork choir in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Castletownbere. Note the altar rails, now gone
Fr. Christie John Dee693 views
Fr. Brian Harrington with his Sisters17923 viewsFr. Brian, Sr. Patricia, Sr. Kathleen, Sr. Sheila Harrington (all three Sisters of Mercy) Fall River, Mass.
Their Grandmother was Mary Harrington, Kilcatherine, Eyeries.
Their Father was Jeremiah Harrington, Hollyhill, Rossmacowen (emigrated to New Bedford, Massachusetts and married Eileen Cronin)
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