Churches and Convents

Ballaghaderreen has a long and distinguished history as a religious and educational centre. It is the see town of the Diocese of Achonry. Tradition has it that this was an ancient Bishopric. The Cathedral is named after St. Nathy, a native of Lugne territory appointed by St. Finian of Clonard c.522.

The Sisters of Charity were invited to Ballaghaderren c.1875 by Dr. McCormack, Bishop of Achonry. The Sisters established a dispensary, primary, secondary and industrial schools.


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