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Fr. Brian Harrington with his Sisters17928 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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Sacred Heart, Castletownbere6221 viewsThe spire of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Castletownbere being removed in the 1930's
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Kilmichael Dursey Island1340 viewsThe Last photo of the 7th century Church on Dursey Island. Several months later the gable end collapsed in a gale
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St. Michaels, Bere Island934 viewsPhoto taken in the early 1900's.
Note the number of British warships moored in the sound.
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Kilcatherine Church797 views
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Church of the Sacred Heart794 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.
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The old 'Sacred Heart' Church746 viewsThe interior of the old Church, Castletownbere. Demolished 1910 to make way for the present church.
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Fr. Christie John Dee695 views
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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
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