13 February 2020

"A Good Hard-Working Creature": John Neville's Yearly Pilgrimage to Cabra

John Neville, a Deaf inmate and employee of the Birr workhouse, between at least 1886 and 1920, walked every year from west Offaly to Cabra in Dublin for the Deaf ex-pupils retreat. The Birr Guardians would contribute to a new set of clothes for him.

Midland Counties Advertiser, 1 July 1886, p. 2.


Leinster Reporter, 18 May 1918, p. 1.

Leinster Reporter, 3 July 1920, p. 1  

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