Archbishop John Ireland

Written and read by Paddy Neary (2019) John Ireland was born 11th September 1838, in Burnchurch Co. Kilkenny. The eldest son of two and four daughters of Richard and Judith (nee Naughton) Ireland. His family emigrated to the United States in 1848 and eventually moved to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1852. At an early age […]

Bishop Hendricken

Thomas Francis Hendricken was born 5th May 1827 at the family home in Loughmerans on the Bleach Road, Dunmore, to John and Annie(nee Meagher) Hendricken. The ruins of the family home can still be seen today on the Holohan farm. He received his secondary education at St. Kieran’s College, going in 1847 to the National […]