School: Banagher Convent

Location:
Banagher, Co. Offaly
Teacher:
Sr. Mary Therese

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0817, Page 014

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Extract from an old book by one of our teachers eight years ago - in 1930.

(Extract from an old book by one of our teachers eight years ago - in 1930.)

"St Rynagh, Patroness of Banagher, founded her Convent either at the end of the 5th or beginning of the 6th century, on the present site of the old Military Barracks, situated at the Bridge, Banagher. She was the favourite sister of St Finian. St. Richana was conducted by an angel from Co. Wicklow to join St Rynagh at Banagher and became a nun there (where St. Rynagh was probably already living as a religious) St. Richana fled from her lover in Wicklow. After some time she set out from Banagher

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