Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> English Church of Ireland
English Church of Ireland
|Main Creator:||Gesparo, Michael photographer|
This church was build on the site of an earlier Catholic Church. The cemetry which surrounds it contains the remains of both catolic and protestants. It is believed to be on record that the wife of Cromwell's son-in-law Sheldon, is buried there. The ruins of English Castle are adjacent as are the ruins of a linen bleach and bolting mill. Flax was grown in this area at one time and the industry was owned by by a family named Banco. Quite close to English is the townland of Cloghal , where is a Mass Rock dating back to Penal Times and seven Holy Wells one of which is called Tubber na Bearly, or the well of pearls.
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23 Sep 1993
Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number: 3A ; frame number: 31
Birr Historical Society
Photograph taken at 16:05, 01 23 Sep 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_3A/31||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.