Father Patrick Lavelle (1825-1861) – The Patriot Priest of Partry.

Father Patrick Lavelle (1825-1861) – The Patriot Priest of Partry.

‘Stop right there’, shouted the constable. Father Lavelle froze, his long black cloak swirling in the autumn breeze. The Galway train was slowly cranking up, spewing thick clouds of coal smoke onto the colonnaded platform of Dublin’s Broadstone Station. Through the...