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St Mary's, Standishgate

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Trip to Lourdes 1960
Trip to Lourdes 1960
Photo: Harold Entwistle
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Item #: 20225
Group Photo

Comment by: Michael on 15th March 2012 at 15:00

Who is the priest, I wonder. My father would have known the priests at St Mary's in 1960, but he died just before Christmas.

I think the Parish Priest at that time would have been Fr Gore, but this is not vertainly not he. Pewrhaps his curate.

Comment by: Michael on 15th March 2012 at 15:04

Just checked St Mary's web-site. I was right! Fr John Gore (whom I dimly remember) was Rector of St Mary's between 1948 and 1971. Unfortunately, curates are not listed.

Comment by: Albert. on 15th March 2012 at 15:27

The priest in the photograph is Father O'Donaghue.He was the curate, as stated Father Gore was the parish priest, and Father Furlong was also a curate at sometime whilst Father O'Donaghue was at St Mary's.

Comment by: MIKE WALSH on 28th November 2020 at 08:02

Altar boys;
left of Father O'Donaghue, Tony Holmes
right of Father O'Donaghue, Mike Walsh, John Daly.

Front row, second from right Harold Entwistle, (Entwistle's Hardware, Greenough Street).
Second row: 3rd from right, Michael Regan?

Comment by: Harold Entwistle on 13th March 2021 at 10:28

front row Third from right i think his name is frank brown, Top row of girls second left Ann Dowling, 5th from left Eileen Hitchen.

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