Mary Coleman, District Nurse

Mary Coleman, nee McCormack, was born in Crookedwood in Co. Westmeath on May 18th 1855, the daughter of Thomas McCormack and Anne Rafferty and the eldest of 11 children. The family, or at least most of them, seems to have moved to Athboy sometime between 1872, when their 9th child Eliza was baptised in Multyfarnham, …

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700th Anniversary of Athboy’s Carmelite Friary

On Tuesday 17 October 2017, the Parish of Athboy will commemorate the 700th anniversary of the founding of the Carmelite Friary in the town. The commemoration evening will begin at 7.30pm with a celebration of Mass in St James parish church. Fr. Richard Byrne, Carmelite Provincial, will lead the celebration at which Bishop Smith with …

Interview With John McClorey

Join Des White as he sits down with Athboy native John McClorey (92). In his youth John played drums for numerous local bands. Among his numerous jobs include being involved with the construction of Athboy Vocational School and the Creamery (which he later worked in) as well as working in Newman’s Mill and for the Parr Family.

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