Re: Re: Brother Michael Augustine O’Riordan

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@Praxiteles wrote:

Catholics in Co. Cork at the end of the 18th century and at the beginning of the 19th century were fortunate enough to be able to begin a building programme while Catholicism was still a proscribed religion an d suffering serious discriminatory disibalities. The churches I have posted by O’Riordan reflect a variety of parishes with a variety of financial possibilities. The most elaborate were obviously Charleville and Doneraile where funds were available from the local Catholic gentry or the benevolant Viscounts Doneraile. I do not believe that it is very fair to judge either O’Riordan personally or professionally on the basis of the constraints under which he worked.

So as to avoid confusion, I am posting the quote from a previous notice of mine in its full context!

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