THE O'CONNELL CHAPEL, CAHIRCIVEEN

From Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland (1900)

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Description of County Kerry | O'Connell Chapel, Cahirciveen | Muckross Abbey | Brickeen Bridge, Killarney | Glena Cottage, Killarney | Derrycunnihy Cottage, Killarney | Kenmare Convent | Kerry Map

O'CONNELL MEMORIAL CHURCH, CAHIRCIVEEN.—This beautiful structure is an ecclesiastical monument to the emancipator of the Catholics of Ireland, and is due to the energy, and religious and patriotic zeal of Very Rev. Canon Brosnan, of Cahirciveen. It is in the center of a picturesque and romantic district, and close to Derrynane, famed as the seat and birthplace of O'Connell. In its vicinity are the ruins of an ancient monastery founded by the monks of St. Finbar in the 7th century. O'Connell was accustomed to attend Mass in the old chapel of Cahirciveen, and from his enthusiastic delight in the wild scenery of the locality, and his love of roaming amid its grand and inspiring views of mountain, crag, and dale, when temporarily withdrawn from the cares of more serious duty, we may easily imagine that he would prefer such a memorial as this beautiful church in this spot to the grandest monument that could be erected to his memory, in city or court.

O'Connell Chapel, Cahirciveen, Kerry

O'Connell Chapel

Description of County Kerry | O'Connell Chapel, Cahirciveen | Muckross Abbey | Brickeen Bridge, Killarney | Glena Cottage, Killarney | Derrycunnihy Cottage, Killarney | Kenmare Convent | Kerry Map

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