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Pat Purcell Papers

Fr. Patrick Brennan

Courtesy of Michael Purcell

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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 Fr. Michael Brennan, P.P., Stradbally, who died 31st October, 1902, and mother of Fr. Michael Bolger, P.P., Graiguecullen, who died 17th February, 1926.

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 Paul Cullen in Leighlin in 1798.

Erratum. Reportorium Novum II. I. Edmund Kinsella in the middle of p. 199 should read Garrett Kinsella.

Source: Turtle Bunbury

Source: Michael Purcell c.2011

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