Oíche mhaith agaibh. Goodnight from Stair na hÉireann.

Bragan Penal Cross facing south, Co Monaghan

The inscription on the sandstone cross reads, ‘To the memory of the priest who was shot here while celebrating Holy Mass on Christmas Day about the year 1754. Tradition assigns the name of Father Mc Kenna to this Martyr of the Penal Days. Erected September 1938.


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