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  • Drumshanbo Parish Website
    Twitter Tweets by Pontifex You are very welcome to our parish website which we hope will be of some interest to Drumshanbo people at home and abroad Among the information you will find are items of historical interest more recent events plus pictures from various sources The Newsletter will be updated on a weekly basis If anyone has information or pictures which they think may be included in the website they should contact the parish Latest Parish News Fr Peter says Thank you 22 04 2016 A heartfelt thanks to all of you for making it possible for me to be present at the Masters in Augusta last week It was a wonderful gift which provided me with the trip of a lifetime and I did remember you all at Amen Corner Míle buíochas Peter Burke Read On Letter from Fr Burke 23 08 2015 Farewell Dear Parishioners As I take my leave of Drumshanbo I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of you for making my time here so happy memorable and blessed It has been an honour and a privilege to have served in your parish for twenty one years I arrived here on my birthday

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  • Drumshanbo Parish Website
    Twitter Tweets by Pontifex You are very welcome to our parish website which we hope will be of some interest to Drumshanbo people at home and abroad Among the information you will find are items of historical interest more recent events plus pictures from various sources The Newsletter will be updated on a weekly basis If anyone has information or pictures which they think may be included in the website they should contact the parish Latest Parish News Fr Peter says Thank you 22 04 2016 A heartfelt thanks to all of you for making it possible for me to be present at the Masters in Augusta last week It was a wonderful gift which provided me with the trip of a lifetime and I did remember you all at Amen Corner Míle buíochas Peter Burke Read On Letter from Fr Burke 23 08 2015 Farewell Dear Parishioners As I take my leave of Drumshanbo I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of you for making my time here so happy memorable and blessed It has been an honour and a privilege to have served in your parish for twenty one years I arrived here on my birthday

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  • Drumshanbo Parish Website - The Parish
    a mile and a half north of the Battle Bridge This would be at the ford of Drumboylan that is Drom Buaidmaoil which derives it s name from Buaidmaol the saint s charioteer who died there on the Connacht side where the little church of Cill Buaidmaoil afterwards preserved his name The present parish church St Patrick s was erected in 1845 Before that parishioners worshipped in a church which stood near the site of the Famine Graveyard It is said that the stones from this church were used in the foundation of the new building Centenary celebrations took place on Sunday the 5th of August 1945 On that occasion Bishop James Joseph McNamee presided at the Solemn High Mass Reverend Fr O Driscoll O S A preached the sermon A procession of the Blessed Sacrament took place through the streets of Drumshanbo at 5pm In 1951 major reconstruction work was carried out on St Patrick s On Sunday the 8th of July of that year a Dedication Ceremony was held Once again Bishop McNamee was Celebrant while the preacher was Bishop Austin Quinn of Kilmore In 1985 the church was re designed according to the guidelines laid down by the Second Vatican Council On Sunday the 17th of March 1985 Bishop Colm O Reilly re dedicated the re styled church and Canon Thomas O Brien a native of the parish preached the sermon In 1864 three English catholic converts Elizabeth Law Mary Anne Hayes and Frances Horne arrived in Drumshanbo to found the Franciscan Convent of Perpetual Adoration They were later joined by Marian Grattan granddaughter of Henry Grattan who would become the third abbess of the community In 1973 the sisters adopted the Rule of St Clare Today the Poor Clare Convent of Perpetual Adoration is still a

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  • Drumshanbo Parish Website - Mercy Sisters
    the Lodge adjoining the Poor Clare Convent The Mercy Sisters would work closely with the Poor Clare Sisters and also develop a Mercy Apostolate in the parish This request was welcomed since at Chapter in 1990 the Mercy Congregation had committed itself to addressing the needs in rural areas 14th August 1992 Left to Right Srs Clare McDermott Helen Keegan Mother Angela Elizabeth Manning at back Alphonsus O Brien and Joseph Regan On the evening of Friday 14th August Four Mercy Sisters Sr Helen Keegan Sr Clare McDermott Sr Alphonsus O Brien and Sr Joseph Regan arrived at the Lodge They joined the Poor Clare community for evening prayer in the Convent chapel Next morning 15th August Feast of the Assumption Bishop Colm O Reilly came to bless the house Next day Sunday 16th August the Bishop celebrated Mass in the Parish Church and presented the four Sisters to the people explaining their mission and apostolate In his homily he showed how contemplative nuns active sisters and people should all pray and work together for the good of the whole people of God He presented the Sisters with three symbolic objects the breviary sign of a life of prayer a

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  • Drumshanbo Parish Website - An Tostal
    that first Drumshanbo An Tostal programme was the All Star Concert in Mooney s Hall later Doherty s and today the site of An Chrannog Restaurant in Carricknabrack The star of the show was Delia Murphy who was by then a household name through her various recordings of well known Irish Ballads Delia was the wife of the former Irish Ambassador to the Vatican H E Excellency Dr TJ Kieran whose brother Brendan is Godfather to Senator Paschal Mooney The Mooney Family are related to the Kieran Family through marriage and obviously Joe Mooney used the family connection to some advantage in persuading Delia Murphy to perform a concert in Drumshanbo at a time when she was in demand worldwide The An Tostal Festival was the biggest thing to hit Ireland since Independence and Bord Failte were ahead of their time in their marketing concepts A special Set of An Tostal Stamps was issued in 1953 and is now much sought after by collectors Postcards Key Rings Badges and other merchandise were on sale around Ireland A special An Tostal Flag was instituted based on the Harp of Tara and was unfurled in each venue All officers of the local Councils were supplied with lapel Badges and there were also special Tie pins featuring the An Tostal emblem for sale A Tostal Festivals continued to flourish in Ireland for the next decade and many of today s events were originally inaugurated under the An Tostal concept The Wexford Opera Festival and the Rose of Tralee Festival are just two examples Sadly every idea even good ideas have their time and by the mid sixties An Tostal was in decline to be replaced by other festival ideas But the one place in Ireland where the idea refused to die was Drumshanbo

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  • Drumshanbo Parish Website - Primary School
    time of amalgamation School Teachers Enrolment 1974 Drumshanbo N S Mr Paddy O Keeffe Principal Mrs Bríd Mc Morrow V P Mrs Glancy temp teacher 116 Cormongan N S Mrs Sarah Doyle Principal 22 Aughagrania N S Mrs Nancy Woods Principal 24 Corderay N S Mrs Peggy Lynch Principal Miss Minnie Conway 28 Drumkeelan more N S Mrs Foran Principal Mrs Sheila Mc Morrow 38 1975 The new central school originally had six classrooms and six teachers When Drumkeelanmore NS closed in 1975 the enrolment increased to 193 Two extra classrooms and an office were added in 1978 The highest enrolment was recorded on 30th September 1980 when for the first and only time it went over 300 representing approximately 135 families In 1983 there were eleven teachers on the staff and the infant classes had to be accommodated in the old school until the numbers dropped A special needs class was established in 1995 In over thirty years since the Central school opened a total of 23 teachers have taught there Teacher From To Paddy O Keeffe Prin 74 97 Minnie Conway 74 77 Sheila Mc Morrow 75 79 Sarah Doyle 74 82 Nancy Woods 74 96 Bríd McMorrow

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  • Drumshanbo Parish Website - Poor Clare Sisters
    they received their religious names Elizabeth Law became Sr Elizabeth of St Clare Mary Hayes became Sr Catherine of St Frances and Frances Horne became Sr Mary of St Joseph She was also given the office of Choir Sister They moved back to London and set up a house in Halton Street They gained two new postulants Due to financial difficulties which plagued them throughout their religious lives they had to sell the house and move to two smaller houses in Holloway which became their convent and chapel Again financial problems struck the convent and when Mother St Clare had a cottage offered to them by two Irish friends she could not refuse It was on the Ramsfort estate Gorey Co Wexford It was small but just enough for their needs The Rams also invited some Belgian Franciscans to Gorey so in October 1858 three or four fathers from Belgium reached Gorey and the five sisters from London arrived The nuns were so poor that they had not even been able to afford their journey their friends had to pay for it The group constructed a Constitution Included were the vows of poverty chastity obedience penance and enclosure Again financial difficulties struck and the Rams unexpectedly found themselves unable to support the sisters or fathers so in 1860 they moved to Goresbridge Co Kilkenny A new boarding school had just been built and Fr Anderson a chaplain at UCD granted them the use of it until they could find a permanent house They stayed there for twelve months and were preparing to move in August 1862 when Hugh Cullen offered them the use of a ruinous mansion in Sherlockstown Salins Co Kildare Fr Anderson raised funds for the cost of the necessary repairs Fr Anderson stayed on with them as their chaplain While they were at Sherlockstown two grand nieces of Henry Grattan visited the community They were anxious to join the convent even though it was against their mother s wishes While all this was going on Archbishop Cullen and Fr Anderson and the sisters were doing their best to find a permanent site for a convent in Ireland In 1863 Fr Anderson had found a site of five acres in Drumshanbo on the estate of Hugh O Beirne of Jamestown House This man and the Grattan girls provided the necessary money After formal permission was granted by Dr Kilduff the foundation stone was laid on January 6th 1864 The architect was Beardwood from Dublin Mother St Clare and Mother St Frances stayed with Hugh O Beirne in Jamestown House to see the site of their new convent The two nuns then stayed with Francis McKeon in Drumshanbo to see the last stages of the construction of the site They lived with him for about three months The rest of the community left Sherlockstown and reached Drumshanbo on December 2nd 1864 and on December 8th 1864 solemn High Mass was sung in the convent for the first time Due

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