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John Byrne's collection of memorabilia also includes items relating to the ordination
of three new priests which took place at St Augustine's on 30th June 1966



(source : John Byrne)

The newly-ordained priests



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A cutting from the local newspaper.

Note that Fr Jack Maguire (Superior) is on the extreme right, and Fr John Byrne (Promotions) on the extreme left.



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This booklet was produced for the occasion and given to invited members of the congregation. It acted as a guide to the ordination ceremony itself and included a background to the White Fathers as a missionary order. A profile of each ordinand was provided, along with a list of their guests (as follows) :

Fr Nicholas Comey Fr Thomas Woods
Fr Peter Bradey Fr Kevin Cummins
Fr G Granahan Fr S Durkin
Fr Godfrey C.S.Sp. Brother Gall C.S.Sp
Mrs E Brady Mrs K Norton
Mr & Mrs Patrick Mullen
 
Mrs Phyllis Conety Mrs J Hanlon
Miss K Naughton Mr J Conety
Dr & Mrs Martin Naughton
 
Mr M Naughton Mrs D Dolan
Mr & Mrs Bernard Naughton
 
Mr P Mullen
Mr Dom Flynn
Mr & Mrs Paddy Lynch
 
Mr James Conety Mrs T Broderick
Mr & Mrs Peter Cummins
 
Mr M Conety Mr E Hughes
Mr & Mrs Tony Hughes
 
Mr Ray Brogan Mr G Tulley
Mrs Mary Reid Mr J Naughton
Mr A McLaughlin Mr P Prior
Mr P Naughton Miss F Rehill
Miss M Naughton Mrs B Naughton
Miss K Naughton Mr P Connor
Mr & Mrs Norman Wynne
 
Mr T Conety Mr A Gorman
Mrs B Donohue Mr B Young
Miss May Walshe Mr E Walshe
Mr C Young Miss Mary Coyle
Mr Mick Coyle Mr S Boylan
Mr Jem Costello Mr Jemmy Brady
Mr Packie Brady Mr Ted Reilly
Mr Eddie Fitzsimmons Mr F Kelly
Mrs E Rehill Mr Paul Tait
Mr A Gorman Mr J Clarke
Mr & Mrs Anthony Devine
 
Mr Tommie McGovern
 

Note : the significance of indented names is not apparent, all these years later

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(source : John Byrne)

This is ‘one that got away’ – John Byrne was given the job of writing some of the invitations for
the opening of the new chapel in Blacklion in April 1966, and managed to write two to the Priory
– he hid this one (to hide his shame).

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Relations of Fr Maurice Cunningham (centre), at the front of St Augustine's,
with Fr Kevin O’Mahoney on extreme right.

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St Augustine’s – May 1966 : Kitty Quinn John Byrne’s Aunt, Fr Kevin O’Mahoney,
and Raphael McKenna (J.B’s cousin and brother of actor T. P. McKenna)

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May 1967 : Fr Maurice Cunningham with 3 of John Byrne’s nephews,

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January 2008 : Maurice Cunningham (left) when he dropped in to see John, before flying back to the USA.


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(source : John Byrne)

John, looking wistfully at Donamon Castle buildings in 1966,
(thinks ‘St Augustine’s is better – they’ve no lake!’).