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Crotty's Church Co Offaly.

Crotty's Church.
 

A curiosity is 'Crottys Church' in Castle street. In trouble with the law after a minor offense, Father Crotty argued with the local priest about his return to the parish.

Crotty defied him and returned as an independent priest and led the Birr reformation, conducting his service in English instead of Latin, rejecting 'servility to popish domination' and denouncing the doctrine of purgatory by which people paid to save their souls , as 'an invention of clerical avarice' a fraud to draw money from the pockets of the people.

By 1832 he was excommunicated and was hounded out of Ireland by the law and religious opposition he died in an asylum in Belgium.

Castle Street
Birr
Co Offaly
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Mount St Joseph's Abbey.
 

Mount St Joseph's Abbey Roscrea is the home of an order of Cistercian monks who carry on a way of life just as their ancestors have done for centuries. The Abbey was founded in 1878 . The monks lead a strict life, they run a guest house, and a dairy farm, and also a boarding school.

Roscrea
Co Offaly
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