Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> McAuley Drive Housing Estate [graphic]
McAuley Drive Housing Estate
|Main Creator:||Gesparo, Michael photographer|
This new housing estate in Birr, McAuley Drive is called after Mother McAuley who founded the Sisters of Mercy 160 years ago. Five sisters of the Order live in the first two houses to the right in the photo. The aims of the Order is to be close to people in heir everyday lives, especially people who know the problems of poverty, sickness, unemployment, etc. etc. In order to be true to their origins and purpose they moved to this estate shortly after it was built. When Venerable Mother McAuley first came to Birr there was schism, great distress and poverty and very little education, Also the sisters worked to make conditions in the local Workhouse more bearable.
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28 09 1993
Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number: 3 ; frame number: 32
Birr Historical Society
Photograph taken at 16:59, 28 09 1993
Physical description: 1 photograph ; 15 x 10cm.
Geographic Coverage: Birr, Co. Offaly, Province of Leinster, Ireland.
|Contained in:||Our Own Place Photographic Project|
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|OOP_3/32||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.