West Cork History

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…

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