Miracles Attributed to Father John Power (1764-1831), born Deelish, Skibbereen, PP Kilmacabea, West Cork his Nephew, Dr. Power, Magistrate, MP. Governor St. Lucia Substantial Property Owner Manhattan and 2,000 acres in Ireland.
Article by late Father Coombes noted local historian.
Dr. Maurice Power, (1811-1870) M.D., listed 1838, born Deelish, Skibbereen, 4th son of Andrew Power, Ed Stonyhurst College. Nephew of Father John Power, PP, Kilmacabea reputed to have miracles attributed to him Travelled to USA where his brothers were prominent in New York m Catherine Livingston in 1832 her father Judge Henry Brockholst Livingston. On return to Ireland involved in Repeal politics, appointed Magistrate sat Clonakilty 1843 resigned when a fellow magistrate dismissed by Lord Chancellor for attending political meeting.He was re appointed in 186 and sat in Cobh. MP Cork 1847-1852. Appointed Lieutenant-Governor St.Lucia resigned moved to Germany back to Cork 1860s Bought Ringacoltig House and grounds. Through his wife be became a significant property owner in New York and owned 2,000 acres in Cork. Buried Rosscarbery family plot
Lord John Carbery (Evans-Freke) 6th Baron Carbery-1845), 1821, 1821 writing to Chief Secretary re disaffection, Castlefreke, Clonakilty, sitting Rosscarbery, 1835. Reputed to have bell rung in London church on hearing of death of Father John Power, Parish priest Kilmacabea. Subscriber 1821 Dr Thomas Wood’s ‘Primitive Inhabitants of Ireland. Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837. HIs life size statue in Rosscarbery Cathedral has an inscription how ‘he founded schools in various parts of tis estates, clothed the surrounding hills with trees and improved agriculture and the amelioration of his countrymen’.