17 October, 2021

Derrybeg Chapel

On the 15th August 1880 tragedy struck the parish of Gweedore, while parish priest Father James McFadden said Mass in a packed St Mary’s Chapel in Derrybeg. This is known in Gweedore as the great flood, while the Irish Times would describe the event as the Gweedore catastrophe.


33 comments:

  1. That's quite a story and it's still being repeated with the climate change.

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  2. I love the expression, " a deluge was thrown from the heavens".

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  3. It's a wonderful building. What a tragedy.

    God bless.

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  4. The building still looks really great!

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  5. ...and the chapel stood firm.

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  6. I read the article given in the link, the painful event.. It is really a big disaster and sad.. Happy sunday Bill:)

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  7. A real tragedy. The chapel is very beautiful.

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  8. So great as it is. & a tragic story too.

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  9. That was quite a tragedy. It's hard to imagine that water could rise that fast but I've seen it happen a few times.

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  10. What a horror. Such things still seem to happen no matter what we have learned through the years.

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  11. Such a sad story!
    Thanks for the link.

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  12. That's an interesting looking building.

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  13. That's fascinating. Thank you.

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  14. Debió de pasar de improviso, de lo contrario, no se hubiera celebrado ningún servicio religioso.

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  15. Such a sad story! I like the look of the church.

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  16. What a historical building but looks still strong.

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  17. 😻😻😻
    In Love
    with
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  18. Muito lindo,
    sou apaixonada.
    Abraço!

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  19. Interesting and floods are certainly not a good thing.

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  20. Glad the building was saved. A flood made Ingo finally after 13 years of weekend-relationship move to Braunschweig.
    He said, "if the water comes in again"... - I hoped for it (he was safe here) and it did, big.
    Floods are bad but in this case...

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  21. Hi Bill.

    I like this.

    Greetings from Patricia.

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  22. A nice looking Chapel.
    Thanks for sharing the link ... such a sad event.

    All the best Jan

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  23. Wow! Such a tragic event and an interesting looking church.

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