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This is the Googel image of a more modern St Abban's RC National in Killeen of today. If anyone has a photo of the old school I would love a copy Please.
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Thank you to Richard Wightman for this photo of the pupils who attended St Abban’s RC School in 1948 and is located in Killeen, Co Laois.Ireland.  Facebook c.2014

 St Abban’s RC National School, Killeen 1948

From left: Back - Margaret Kelly, Anne Julian, Eileen Julian, Phyllis Purcell, Bridie McDonald, Margaret Hyland, Mary Julian, Sheila Dooley;

Fourth row - Teacher James Harney, Eileen Wall, Breda Kenna, Lizzie Whelan, Mary O'Keeffe, Anne Molamphy, Maura Dempsey, Nora Cassidy, Joan Julian, Lily Byrne, Hannie Byrne, Kathleen Molamphy.

Third Row - Paddy O'Keeffe, Noleen McDonald, Anna Murphy, Mary Hyland, Iris Wilson, Gladys Wilson, Sean Thornton, Charles Dempsey, Donald Thornton, Jim Dooley, Liam Maddock, Jim Whelan, Mary McDonald.

Second row - Joe Hynes, Ambrose Murphy, Eamon Byrne, Brendan Byrne, Dan O'Keeffe, Liam Byrne, Jim Kelly, Tom Whelan, Jack McDonald, Eamon Kelly.

Front row - Addie McDonald, Jim Molamphy, Pat Proctor, Mike Wall, Brendan Kenna, Jack Kelly, Dan Dooley, Mike Morgan and Dan McDonald.

St Abban's RC Church in Killeen Co Laois

St Abban's RC Church in Killeen Co Laois
St_Abbans RC Church Killeen Co Laois
An 1820's OSi map of Killeen. Note there is no school shown.

St Abban's RC Church in Killeen Co Laois

Photo's kindly donated by William Muldowney (2003)

This is St Abban's RC Church that the above children and their family's would have attended mass every Sunday.

This is Farrell's pub at Killeen, nearly opposite the Chapel....and after they went to mass the men would wander across the road for a drink in this pub.

Ned Dempsey was the owner of that pub in the 1930's and 40's. Apparently he received two years hard labour because he was nice to a certain member of staff in the his shop.

Listed under the principal seats in the Parish of Killabban are: M. Dillon Thomas, Esq. who resided in Killeen.

Photos by William Muldowney

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