Saint James Roman Catholic Church

Athboy , Co. Meath

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Saint James Roman Catholic Church in Athboy, Co. Meath.

This is a detached gable-fronted church, built in 1845 during the Great Famine by Fr. Rickard, P.P., whose remains are interred in the church. Within the grounds stands a statue of Fr. Eugene O'Growney, one of the founders of the Gaelic League. He had a major influence in arresting the decline of the Irish language. The statue was executed by Seamus de Paor and was unveiled by the then President of Ireland, Sean O'Kelly, in 1956.


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