1862.  Death of Sister Joseph Xavier (Fanny) Murphy, daughter of Nicholas Murphy (of Brewing/Distilling Family), Clifton, Cork.  Foundress and Endower of Bantry Convent of Mercy.

The convent is no longer a secondary school.  The Chapel is noted for its art windows.  It was a Catholic secondary school for girls but had protestant pupils who in their recollection always had their religious beliefs respected.

https://durrushistory.com/2015/04/02/samuel-hynes-architect-1854-1931-among-his-commissions-convent-of-mercy-chapel-and-munster-and-leinster-bank-bantry-kilnarmartrtra-school-star-of-the-sea-church-kilcrohane-west-cork-presen/

http://www.corkpastandpresent.ie/history/irishbuilder/bantryconventofmercychapel/

http://www.corkpastandpresent.ie/history/irishbuilder/irishbuilderarticles/1870s/bantry_conventchapel_1877.pdf

http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=CO&regno=20834090

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SOURCE:- Cork Examiner Feb 21st 1862

CONVENT BANTRY 1

CONVENT BANTRY 2

Convent Bantry 3