Abbeyfeale in County Limerick, Munster, Ireland — Irish South-West
Reverend William Casey
His grateful fellow countrymen at home and beyond the seas have erected this monument to the memory of Rev. William Casey, for a quarter of a century prior to his death, the parish priest of this parish. He found his people struggling in the toils of landlordism: he left them owners of the soil and freemen. By his death, religion lost a shining light; the cause of temperance a strenuous advocate; the poor without distinction of creed, an ever helpful friend; and Ireland a devoted son. But his memory which will live for ever in the hearts of the people, is a rich ennobling and inspiring inheritance.
Ordained at Carlow
Died at Abbeyfeale
temporarily at Abbeyfeale
Appointed Charge of the Parish
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Erected 1909 by the People of Abbeyfeale.
Location. 52° 23.085′ N, 9° 18.111′ W. Marker is in Abbeyfeale, Munster, in County Limerick. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (National Road 21) and The Square, Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thatched Chapel Cross (a few steps from this marker); "River Fort" (approx. 14.2 kilometers away); Maid of Erin (approx. 14.2 kilometers away); Teampaillín Bán (approx. 15.2 kilometers away).
Also see . . . History of Abbeyfeale and Father Casey. (Submitted on November 22, 2009.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2009. This page has been viewed 1,604 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on November 24, 2009.