Fr. Patrick Brennan, first bursar of Carlow
College, 1812-17, who subsequently went as Adm. to Kildare where he
was P.P. from 1823 till his death in 1864, was a native of Carlow
town (Comerford I 185 and
Onoc Beag Centenary Book, p. 87). The Brennan family who lived
at Maganey Cross also came from Carlow town. A branch of this
family went to Bohernaseer in Graiguecullen parish.
The family was
nearly related to the Brennans of Wells, Gormana, Tinnegarney and
Clonpierce. Brigid Brennan of Bohernaseer was a sister of
Michael Brennan, P.P., Stradbally, who died 31st October, 1902, and
mother of Fr. Michael Bolger, P.P., Graiguecullen, who died 17th
Luke Brennan of Gormana who died in April
1836 and other members of his family are buried under a flat stone
erected by his son, Fr. Michael Brennan, P.P., Goresbridge, who
died 11th April, 1851. The plot is between the family graves of
Hughes, Sliguff, and Mahers, Donore, a few yards from the Epistle
transept of Ballinkillen Church and in line with it, Sliguff
adjoins Kilcruit, the home of Jack Brennan who was shot with
Cullen in Leighlin in 1798.
Reportorium Novum II. I.
Edmund Kinsella in the middle of p. 199 should read Garrett
Source: Turtle Bunbury