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A priestly Galway residence steeped in history

24th March, 2019
The Old Parochial House in Rosscahill, Co Galway

The Old Parochial House in Rosscahill, Co Galway has earned a niche in both political and art history. Originally called the Presbytery, it was built in the last years of the 19th century for Father John Connolly, parish priest in Killannin from 1897 to 1921.

During the War of Independence, Connolly’s niece married Michael O’Droighnáin, leader of the East Connemara Brigade. Connolly gave the couple and their two young children refuge from the Black and Tans during...

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