L7831 : Sign at former nunnery

taken 13 years ago, near to Carna, Galway, Ireland

Sign at former nunnery
Sign at former nunnery
Close-up of sign commemorating nuns who lived and worked here.

Translation of the inscription:

"In homage to the good work done by the Sisters of Mercy in this district from 1874-2000, and especially the last three who were here: Sisters Pius McCanna, Angela Dempsey and Maria Collins - Parish of Moyrus"

The Sisters of Mercy were founded by Catherine McAuley, a Dublin heiress, in 1831. By contrast with the traditional enclosed orders, they were very much involved in the community, running schools, hospitals and orphanages, and became known as the "walking nuns". Lacemaking was also an important enterprise in many of their convents, the quality of the work even attracting orders from Queen Victoria. Moyrus/Muighros is the ecclesiastical parish covering Carna.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 24 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 29 July, 2008
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! L 78965 31918 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:19.4348N 9:49.0310W
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Irish: geotagged! L 78965 31918
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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