Saturday, July 29, 2017

Benedictine Nuns


"The Abbey remained in Henry's estate after he returned to England. The castle was sold to the Duke and Duchess of Manchester in 1909, who resided there for several years before being forced to sell the house and grounds because of gambling debts. In 1920, the Irish Benedictine Nuns purchased the Abbey castle and lands after they were forced to flee Ypres, Belgium during World War I. The nuns, who had been based in Ypres for several hundred years, had been bombed out of their Abbey during World War I. The nuns continued to offer education to Catholic girls, opening an international boarding school and establishing a day school for girls from the locality. The school acted as the main educator for most girls from Renvyle, Letterfrack and further afield for almost a century but it was forced to close in June 2010" (Wikipedia).

6 comments:

  1. ...gambling with do it to you!

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  2. Nice the nuns got a home there again.

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  3. I wonder if it was the Duke or the Duchess who ran up all the gambling debts!
    I went to a boarding school, but there were no nuns there. Strange life, being a nun I think.

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  4. Nice the nuns got a home there again.


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