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Saint Cronan's Church Cemetery, Balla, County Mayo, Ireland

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Balla Catholic Church (St Cronan's)

The history of the present Roman Catholic Church goes back to 1910. The then Parish priest Fr John Mc Dermott went to America to raise funds for a new church in Balla. The following report taken from The Pittsburgh Chronicle appeared in The Connaught Telegraph on Saturday, August 13th, 1910: "Fr John Mc Dermott is making a tour of this country to raise funds for the erection of a new church to take the place of the old one, built 156 years ago, and which is now falling to ruins."
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