Athboy Times Past – Vol. 2

Public transport, temperance and dead hens in this second installment of Athboy Times Past.

St. James Roman Catholic Church

As outlined elsewhere on this site Athboy has been a parish since the 12th century. The original church having been constructed in the medieval period where what is now the Church of Ireland (which was constructed int he 18th century) stands. With Catholic Emancipation in the 1820s the Catholic church began to construct it's own …