Wednesday 18 January 2017
The Prayer of Poor Children
Category: Thought for the Week Posted on 18 Jan 2017
I was blessed to be at our parish mass in Knocknacarra recently when the parish celebrated the 147 children that had been baptised in our parish over the past year. It was a moving ceremony celebrated by our wonderful, thoughtful Fr. Tadgh. It was so beautiful to see all the happy parents, families and their children approaching the altar and lighting their baptism candles of light and hope again. God bless each and every one of them and keep them safe...read more...
The Claddagh Hall
Category: Talking History Posted on 18 Jan 2017
On 2 December 1912, the Claddagh Hall was officially opened and blessed by Dr. Thomas O’Dea, Bishop of Galway. It was designed in 1907 by the Irish architect, William Scott. According to one source Scott was a very interesting character. He was inspired by Early Irish Christian and Byzantine architecture. It seems that designs for the Catholic Church formed much of his work. It was possibly because of this that he was contracted to design the Claddagh...read more...
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