West Cork History

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1899 Subscribers for new Catholic Church, Muintir Bhaire (Durrus), West Cork including, California, New York, Staten Island, Boston, Malden Mass., Francis O’Neill Chief of Police Chicago and Compiler of Irish Music, Queensland, Western Australia, London and neighbouring Parishes, site given free by Lord Bandon, Architect Hennessy Cork, Builder D. Donovan Bantry, Sculptor High Altar Davis Cork, Lead Lights Messrs Watson Youghal, Iron Work Messrs McGloghlin Dublin, Pulpit by Richard Power Bantry, Dedication and Durrus Churches, Catholic, Church of Ireland and Methodist

http://www.corkandross.org/parishes.jsp?parishID=49

Thanks to Peter Evans

http://archive.irishnewsarchive.com/olive/apa/ina/SharedView.Article.aspx?href=IEX%2F1899%2F04%2F15&id=Ar00439&sk=0129C520&viewMode=image

Dedication:
http://archive.irishnewsarchive.com/olive/apa/ina/SharedView.Article.aspx?href=IEX%2F1901%2F06%2F17&id=Ar00601&sk=A330CF22&viewMode=image

Catholic
Durrus is mentioned in a papal decretal of Pope Innocent 111 in 1199. The monastery of Gill Abbey in Cork had a claim for Durrus in the 13th and 14th centuries but it was attached to St. Catherine’s of Waterford. In medieval times the parish of Durrus was part of the deanery of Foneragh (Fionn Iarthach, the western lands)…

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