Bantry Convent Of Mercy Chapel


Bantry Convent Of Mercy Chapel

 

The Sisters of Mercy established a convent and school in Bantry at Marino House in August 1861. Among the founding group were Mother de Chantal Coleman, Fanny Murphy and three other sisters. Fanny Murphy was a member of the wealthy Murphy family which had brewing and other business interests in Cork.

In 1862 they moved to a new building which was built with money donated by Fanny Murphy. The chapel shown in the illustration was completed in 1879.

Corresponding article from the Irish Builder

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