Turbulent Diocese

Turbulent Diocese

The Killala Troubles, 1798 – 1848Brendan HobanChapter 18  Kilfian InvestigationTurbulent ConductOn proceeding to say Mass on 21st, Rev. Mr Duffy with Lynch and a few other co-operators dragged me off the altar . . . nothing but outrage and insult until the...
Trouble & Strife

Trouble & Strife

Fifty Killala Priests1600 – 2000Brendan HobanChapter 17   Joseph Foy – Miracle WorkerJoseph Foy‘Miracle worker’What I have written here may not please some people, but I feel bound to give it in the interests of truth. I do not doubt Fr Foy’s powers of...
Tracing the Stem

Tracing the Stem

Killala BishopsBrendan HobanChapter 20 Thomas McDonnell, 1970-1987 Thomas McDonnell was born in the townland of Killeen near Downpatrick Head in Ballycastle parish on November 8, 1912. His parents were Patrick McDonnell and Catherine Munnelly and Thomas was the...
A Melancholy Truth

A Melancholy Truth

The Travels and Travails of Fr Charles Bourkec. 1765 – 1820Brendan Hoban Extract:Chapter Fourteen       Incident at Belcarra, Mayo ‘The blister of suspension’Two months after Peter Waldron’s consecration as bishop of Killala on 24.2.1815, the priests...