The formal dedication by His Grace the Most Rev Dr Cullen, Archbishop of Dublin, was
postponed until 6th August 1854 on account of the Great Famine. Alexander Murray, landlord of that part of Killybegs, had St Mary’s designed by his architect John Buonarotti Papworth. Murray also provided the site, and gave the single largest donation of IR£100. The church was built by the Very Rev William Drummond, P.P. As a Catholic church it is unique in Ireland and still
retains some of its original simplicity of design and character. The present bell in the tower was
hung in 1950, being donated by the late Charles McIntyre of New Row.
Courtesy of the Maritime & Heritage Centre Brochure
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