The Roman Catholic Church of St Patrick's Tierworker

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2017 photo of St Patrick's Church, Tierworker


The Roman Catholic church of St Patrick's built in 1832 still stands today in Tierworker on the border of Counties Cavan and Meath. It was the hub of the religious life of the families from the surrounding townlands. Baptisms for the newborn children were held more often than not on the day of birth as can be seen in the Moybologue parish record books that list the date of both birth and baptism. 

The history of St Patrick's Church and Old Moybologe Cemetery.
The old Moybologue Cemetery stands on a hill alongside a lane where families from local townlands were buried and contains the ruins of the catholic church of St Patrick's that was built in the 1600's. It was burnt down in the mid 1600's war and never used again as a church. A mud-walled thatched church was built along the lane going up Tierworker hill sometime in the mid 1700's then in 1788 a church was built on the site of the present church in Tierworker, which in turn was rebuilt in 1832 when John Murray was parish priest. 

By time of the three Donnelly brother's arrival in Greaghnadarragh in the early 1800's the new St Patrick's Church had been built in Tierworker which in 1832 they witnessed being demolished and replaced by a new one. During their time and the times of their Greaghnadarragh descendants the Catholic Church of St Patrick's in Tierworker was the pivotal place of worship in their lives and all Roman Catholics in the surrounding townlands. Sunday mass, marriages , baptisms and funeral services were all held there while burials took place in the old Moybologue Cemetery of St Patrick's


Dedicated site for Church and Moybologue Cemetery Ireland VIEW SOURCE

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