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Nally Stand: Historical Venue For Historical Talk.
New Season of History Talks in Nally Heritage Centre, Carrickmore.
The first of the new season of history talks, in the Nally Heritage Centre, at Saint Colmcille’s GAA grounds in Carrickmore, takes place on Tuesday 25th January. Father John Bradley, who was a curate in the parish in the 1980s was a founding member of the Termonmaguric Historical Society, will speak on Father Bernard Murphy.
Father Murphy’s period in Carrickmore spanned a generation up to his death in 1897 and he lives in the folk tradition and history of the parish over one hundred years later. In his day he was recognised as a rigid disciplinarian in church matters. He also became actively involved in the local and national politics of his time, being a dominant figure in land reform and agitation in mid Tyrone in the 1870s and 1880s at a time when that part of the country was a hotbed of land agitation. When the Parnell split divided the Irish Party and its supporters, Fr Murphy again took a typically uncompromising stance as an anti-Parnellite.
Father Bradley is well qualified to speak on Father Murphy. He is a fellow Magherafelt parishioner and is currently President of the Armagh Archdiocesan Historical Society. Father Bradley has researched and written widely on the land agitation of the late nineteenth century.
All interested in local history are welcome to the talk which begins at 8:00pm.