Donnelly Headstone Offered to Lucan

LUCAN - The Black Donnellys' headstone removed because hordes of visitors damaged the churchyard in which it stood for 84 years, last night was offered to the village of Lucan.

F. G. Carter, lawyer for the Roman Catholic Diocese of London, made the offer on behalf of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, which has recently suffered considerable damage from crowds of up to 1,400 sightseers a week coming to see the monument.

[...] Council took the offer under advisement. [...]

Source: Unknown, "Donnelly Headstone Offered to Lucan," London Free Press, September 16, 1964. Notes: London Public Library, London Room, Donnelly Scrapbook, Volume One.

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