The Bishop Daniel Delany Museum, Tullow, Co. Carlow will be opened from 12.30pm to 4pm on Sunday’s August 14th and 21st with free admission. Access to the Museum is beside the altar of the Church of the Most Holy Rosary or from the grounds of the adjoining Brigidine Convent.
The main focus of the museum is a display of artefacts relating to Bishop Daniel Delany and to the educational work of the Brigidine Sisters and the Patrician Brothers. He founded both religious orders in Tullow in 1807 and 1808 respectively. Over the past 200 plus years both congregations have founded many schools not only in Ireland but also in England, Wales, Australia, New Zealand, America, Ghana, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Mexico and China. For many years the nearby Mount Wolseley estate (now a hotel) was the Patrician Brothers world headquarters.
During the early years of the 19th century, the then Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, Daniel Delany saw education as a pathway to a fuller and better life for all. In 1807 to progress his vision he founded a congregation of sisters, the Brigidine Sisters, named in honour of St. Brigid, the patroness of both Ireland and the diocese. In 1808 he founded the Patrician Brothers, named in honour of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick.
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Open | Sunday’s August 14th and 21st with free admission