Surnames/tags: IRISH_ROOTS BALLA COUNTY_MAYO
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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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