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- Father Mullrenin came from Castlerea, and was parish priest in Kilbegnet for about twenty years. He was not much of a preacher but he was a great writer on religious subjects. In his old age he died here. While he was (a) parish priest Father Bernard O'Reilly was curate, and after Father Mullrenin's death he was appointed Parish Priest. Father O'Reilly resided in Rushfield House. He was a native of Knockcroghery and he was a (native) fine preacher, and a very charitable man. There is a story in reference to his being appointed parish priest. There was a religious controversy going on in the papers at that time. Father Bernard O'Reilly had a brother a student who was a great writer on the subjects that(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.