Loughlin Druhan[1]

Male Abt 1819 - 1897  (~ 78 years)

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  • Name Loughlin Druhan 
    Born Abt 1819  Cushinstown, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 78A0FBDA83964BB2BB71E839DE1DBFBEC8F9 
    Died 12 Feb 1897  Horeswood, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried Abt 14 Feb 1897  Horeswood, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Sutton's Parish Church (under the floor) 
    Person ID I4683  Treefive
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2019 

    Father Robert Druhan,   b. Abt 1777,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Alice Doyle,   b. Abt 1775,   d. 21 Jan 1870, Lacken, Whitemoor, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 95 years) 
    Married Y  [1
    Family ID F1365  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

      We very deeply regret to announce the death, on Friday morning, of the Very Rev Loughlin Canon Druhan, P.P Sutton’s Parish, at the venerable age of 78 years. Canon Druhan was in failing health of some years, and recently had been confined entirely to his residence. He was born in Cushinstown Parish, and was cousin of the celebrated Most Rev James Warren Doyle, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin – the “great Dr Doyle” as was known the world over.
      Father Druhan pursued his studies in St Peter’s College and in Maynooth, where he passed a brilliant course, and was ordained by the Most Rev Dr Murray, Archbishop of Dublin, at Pentecost, 1849. Father Druhan’s first curacy was Gorey, where he remained till transferred to Litter in 1858. He was then transferred to Taghmon in May, 1862, from which parish he was promoted to the pastoral charge of Tomacork in 1872. In 1879 he was promoted to the pastoral charge of Sutton’s Parish, and was raised to the dignity of Canon in 1884. Canon Druhan was a clergyman of great and varied learning, as were so many of the clergy of his period. He was an eloquent and impressive preacher, and his devotion and zeal in the discharge of his duties of his sacred office won for him the undying affection of his parishioners. In Gorey and in Taghmon, in which he spent many years, the warmest regard is cherished for the good soggarth.
      In Tomacork, where he spent seven years as parish priest, canon Druhan did not spare himself to bring about many much needed reforms. Shillelagh Union boardroom always a seat of bigotry, engaged his attention for a long period. He was instrumental in having the first popular guardians elected to the board, and in providing Catholic nurses for the poor of the union hospital. This was no small achievement in the Shillelagh of a quarter of a century ago. Canon Druhan also had a vast deal of up-hill work to accomplish as regards the moral tone of the district. An essentially Orange stronghold, poor Catholic servants and others were victimized in alarmingly large numbers, when Canon Druhan took over the pastoral charge. Like the true priest that he was, he at once applied himself to the duty of protecting the then helpless victims of Orange brutality, and soon proved a very terror to evil-doers, upon whom he did not spare the most scathing denunciations. His memory …

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  • Sources 
    1. [S4163] BAC997 Doyle graves in St. Mullins, Co. Carlow, BAC997.

    2. [S1486] BUR048 Headstones, St Mullins, County Carlow, BUR048., Headstone inscription; Canon L. Durhan PP, died 12 Feb 1897; Plot 794.

    3. [S1471] BUR Cantwells Memorials of the Dead, 368.