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Re: Robert and Maureen - Re: Delaney's of Ballinakill
Posted by: Robert Burns (ID *****0509) Date: July 02, 2007 at 11:55:37
In Reply to: Re: Robert and Maureen - Re: Delaney's of Ballinakill by Susan Clement of 551

Here is a piece from that may pertain to my cousin Fr. John Delaney:
"1901-26—VERY REV. PETER CAMPION succeeded. To ensure safety, he had the statues of SS. Patrick, Brigid. Conleth and Lazarian taken down from the Church Tower, [. – sic] In December 1917, the Boys’ School building was almost totally destroyed by fire. Fr. Campion had the property vested as a school and obtained a grant for its restoration. He added the stairs annexe. He had two plots, one in front of St. Brigid’s Church and the other in front of the present C.Y.M.S. Hall, enclosed with an iron railing and planted with evergreen trees. In 1902 the Hospital was re-opened and the Infant Girls’ School wing was built. In these two projects Fr. Campion was ably assisted by Fr. John Delany, C.C., afterwards Monsignor and P.P. Rathvilly. Fr. Delany lived in the house in which Mr. Hector Thompson now lives. When he left, he was replaced by Fr. J. Gorman, C.C. who, came from Rathangan and at Fr. Campion’s request, lived with him at the Parochial House. Fr. Campion died 26 August, 1926 and is buried at Tully. Bishop Foley had died a month earlier and the parish remained vacant during the vacancy of the See."

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