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St Brigids Church History 1862-1962 #kilbirnie #northayrshire @bridgetprimary

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This 26 page document produced in 1962 looks at Catholicism on the west coast of Scotland and details how the  Church in Kilbirnie came to be  opened in 1862. It contains a photo of the first priest  ( I already posted his death certificate on this blog) as well as the  surnames of all of the first Catholic families to worship in the Church which is very good for genealogy researchers.  It gives a rare glimpse of Catholic life on the west coast of Scotland and also talks about the opening of the school as well as other Churches in the area.

 

 

 

 

Kilbirnie / North Ayrshire, photos/images/video

William Rabey´s Reading Room #northayrshire #northayrshirelibraries #glengarnock

The first ever library in North Ayrshire was opened at the Steel Works by Robert Rabey, here we can see him with the founding Elders of the Hebron Hall Glengarnock

L-R Montgomery Barclay, William Rabey, Charlie Loughlin and John Peebles

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