Priest's/Nun's

Fr. Paddy Scully

 We all gather here tonight,
In jubilant celebration
Of Father Paddy Scully's
Fiftieth year of Ordinatian

In 1931 it all began
The place was Cappanagoul
When a little baby boy was born
To parents who were so proud.

He grew up and went to school
In this classroom (now heritage certre) where we sit
And he spent the next twelve years or so
With reading and arithmatic

There are those who shared his classroom
And some are here tonight
And if you'll just bear with me
I will name if you sit tight

From my research I've discovered
Thirteen that's eight Plus five
The girls took that maiority
The five boys tagged behind

Jerry Sullivan and Ben Murphy
Liam Guerin and Con Lane
Bridget Foley, Phil & Carmel Walsh
Jo Nunan and Liz Shea

Peg Flaherty, Kathleen Madden
Mary Egan and of course Fr Paddy - the invencable
The life blood and the force

Then he went off to St Colemans
A college in Fermoy
Where his hurling skills were noted
0n the field he was not shy

He made the college proud of him
With every match he played
And is still remembered in Fermoy'
His name holds pride of place

In'48 &'49 two years we won't forget
When they brought home the Harty Cup
From goals he landed in the net

In that same year of '49
That fine young man from ceap
Fielded out against Tipperary
The Cork jersey on his back

They fought the utmost galliant fight
That any team could do
But Tipperary had the upper hand
And managed to scrape through

Then l950 was the year
His Father had just died
Paddy went to Carlow
With a mission on his mind

With rul€es and regulations
And study for six years
He earned that Roman Collar
Through those enlightning Years

The Memorial Chapel Kenmore

 Built in 1859 this Chapel was the original Catholic Church at Marulan. The little stone Gothic Chruch was transferred to and re-erected in the Kenmore Cemetery in 1937 on the suggestion of Dr. Barry.
Enthusiasm for the Mortuary Chapel was such that the stained glass windows and much of the furniture was donated. The Marble high altar was the gift of Julie Kenny Goulburn and the crucifix above it that of the Diocesan people’s Eucharistic League. The St. Vincent de Paul Society donated the Stations of the cross.
The Goulburn Sisters of Mercy and their pupils the sisters of St. Joseph and their pupils the Christian Brothers the sacared Heart Sodality and the Children of Mary each donated a stained glass window.
Bishop Barry was buried in the Chapel in March 1938 the Sister of St John of God Hospital then donated to the memory of the late Bishop the statue of St Patrick which stands in the sanctuary of the Chapel the Holy Name society had a marble plaque with Dr Barry’s coat of arms Crowning it attached to one of the walls.
The Latin inscription reads:
Erected by the Holy Name Society of Goulburn Diocese in grateful memory of the Holy Name Bishop, born in Freemount County Cork 18th June 1875 ordained Maynooth 18th June 1889 Consecrated Bishop in Goulburn 29th June 1924.

 

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