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johntcoll



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:29 pm    Post subject: Help with Church ID Please Reply with quote

Hi can anyone give me the name and location of this Church Please.

The monument out front may have been erected by a firefighter from Boston.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/1gZgUn3O_V2GyToRi67oTw?feat=directlink

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Kathleen Thorne



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the photo is of Cloonboniffee Church---up near Loughglynn. The monument is a memorial to John Vaughan who was killed during the Black and Tan War. It was erected by his brother, Pat, who lived in Milton, Massachusetts. There may also have been other members of the family who contributed to it. Perhaps it was even a community effort.
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John Hunter



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Extract from The Diocese of Elphin People, Places and Pilgrimage, page 226. Fr. Francis Beirne.
ISBN 1 85607 299 1 (The book is available from the author at Four Roads, County Roscommon. Please include an International Postal Voucher).

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The church of Cloonbonniffe lies to the west of Castlerea, and was built in the
1870S.The site was donated by the O'Conor Don. The church was dedicated to St
Brigid, and a stained glass window bearing her image is to be seen in the sanctuary.
The church was originally of cut-stone, similar to Trien, but was plastered during
renovation in the rnid-1940S.The bell, which until then was housed in the tower over
the front door, was re-located to a specially built bell-tower to the side of the chapel,
dedicated to the memory of Capt John Vaughan. In 1984, the church was entirely
renovated, with the walls being dry-lined, and a new limestone altar and ambo installed.
New seating and a new tabernacle were also installed. Unquote

For a Map of Castlerea Catholic parish and details on Cloonbonniffe townland see "The Resource County Roscommon 2009 CD" at your local library.
For free Roscoommon resources see
http://www.leitrim-roscommon.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=51430.

Suggest you do not pay for Irish research until you understand how the system works.
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Kathleen Thorne



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the process of writing my book (They Put the Flag a-Flyin' The Roscommon Volunteers) about the history of Roscommon's struggle during the War for Independence and Civil War, I personally interviewed Pat Vaughan, brother of John, to whom the bell tower is dedicated. Pat (who lived in the Boston area) often spoke about a Nurse Coll (Margaret) who had gone to the US for nurse's training, but had returned to Ireland during the war years. She was a Godsend to the local boys who went to her for treatment of "the Republican itch"---various skin diseases resulting from being on the run and not being able to return home for fresh clothing. Nurse Coll also tended Sean Bergin , who had pnemonia. The Coll house was located off the road, so the prospect of Black and Tan visits was less likely. Despite her best efforts, her patient, Sean Bergin, was killed in April 1921 in the Woodlands of Loughglynn. Bergin was the spark plug and leader of the local flying column and he was caught, along with three others, by the Tans.
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johntcoll



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kathleen & John,

Thank you

The Colls of Castlerea.
http://the-colls-of-castlerea.blogspot.com/2009/02/colls-of-castlerea.html
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