Religious History

John McCullagh April 29, 2004

The Rev Dr Henry O’Neill was 58 years old when he was elevated to Bishopric of Dromore in 1901.  He was the third son of John O’Neill of Dromore and had a brother Hugh also a priest.  Arthur McCann U.C. J.P. was his brother in law.  He entered St Colman’s College in 1857 and shortly […]

John McCullagh April 24, 2004

11 Jan COWDEN Margaret Anne, of James, North Street14 Feb McALPINE James of Robert, Rovinshaw19   GREER Mary of William, North Road19   McCOLLUM Margaret Anne of Thomas, Cloughenramer23   REID Eliza Anne of Isaac, Castle Street26     THOMPSON Margaret of William, Church Street5  Mar    McBLAIN Barbara of David, Ballybot5    EDGAR John of Joseph, High Street5           PHILLIPS William […]

John McCullagh April 22, 2004

Your editor is a huge fan of our present Bishop of Dromore, Dr John McAreavey – a man with the common touch, but also a leader of great piety, erudition, compassion and zeal.  But first we want to write a few notes on a number of his predecessors.  Dr Michael Blake – whose virtues have […]

John McCullagh March 30, 2004

The Cistercian Order of monks was founded in Citeaux, France in 1098.  Religion was still the driving force of western civilization and this new order was dedicated to a return to the austerity that earlier had characterized the followers of St Benedict.  They had spread the gospel and the monastic influence – which some centuries […]