Our Famine in 1847
Fr. John McLoughlin, P.P., Killererin sent a report on the Famine conditions in the parish to the Bishop’s ‘Destitution Census’ for their meeting at Loughrea in 1847, stating that there were 2,188 people in the parish and 772 were ” actually starving” (The Freeman’s Journal, 19th November, 1847).
Fr. McLoughlin was the priest responsible for building our church .