Parish Priest of Schull and Kilmoe, West Cork, Rev. Jeremiah Hart converts to the Church of Ireland in 1774.

From Irish Genealogical Abstracts from the ‘Londonderry Journal 1772-1784’. The Journal makes frequent references to conversions as to that of Daniel O’Sullivan and Timothy Harrington, Parish of Bantry in the 24th November 1775.

Sometimes conversion may have been for doctrinal other times for Commercial reasons but by the 1777s the Penal Laws were in abeyances. Probably more frequently marriage was the reason.

In the 1790s was the sensational conversion of Father Daniel McCarthy Parish priest of Durrus.

In the early 18th century ‘Perversion’ of Protestants to Catholicism was a major concern in Church of Ireland reports.

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