Re: The Reek

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Posted by JDP on March 31, 2002 at 01:27:57:

In Reply to: The Reek posted by Murrisk on March 30, 2002 at 21:29:21:

This is very interesting Murrisk. Reference to the building of the present structure ( 1905) on the summit brings to mind a Castlebar connection.
The builder was a man named Heneghan from Louisburgh. He was the grandfather of the late John Heneghan M.P.S.I. of Ellison St and also of Joyce Prendergast of Ray`s Bar in Castle St. ( one of the few watering holes still frequented by natives)
My own great grandfather, Denis Coghlan, of Louisburgh was a carpenter who toiled on the building of the church in the early 1900s. My grandfather recalled how materials were transported up the mountain on donkeys from the western ( louisburgh ) side. A plaque on the western gable acknowledges Mr. Heneghan as the builder. Mr. Heneghan`s son was Dr. Heneghan, father of John and Joyce and ? , who was a G.P. on Ellison St.

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