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Fr. Brian Harrington with his Sisters17750 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)
Sacred Heart, Castletownbere6183 viewsThe spire of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Castletownbere being removed in the 1930's
Kilmichael Dursey Island1240 viewsThe Last photo of the 7th century Church on Dursey Island. Several months later the gable end collapsed in a gale
St. Michaels, Bere Island870 viewsPhoto taken in the early 1900's.
Note the number of British warships moored in the sound.
Kilcatherine Church752 views
The old 'Sacred Heart' Church695 viewsThe interior of the old Church, Castletownbere. Demolished 1910 to make way for the present church.
Fr. Christie John Dee656 views
Alter Boys 1960's655 viewsAltar Boys: From top: Michael O’Shea, Dermot Murphy,
Donal O’Sullivan, Michael Martin-Sullivan
and Barry O’Sullivan
Lace Making Group. 1906546 viewsA Lace Class was started by the Congested District Board, Castletownbere on the 10th March 1906. Miss Mary Roche was the first teacher. At a later date this industry was taken over by the Sisters of Mercy. The Industry flourished; employment and training in machine knitting and in the making of Limerick Lace were given to many girls in Beara. The lace Class was discontinued in the late 1940’s.
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