The church in Ballyagran is dedicated to St. Michael and was built in
the early 1800s. The church was renovated in 1837 and rebuilt in 1964
when John White was parish priest. Begley also says that Fr William Toomey
is buried in Ballyagran church but a headstone in Dunaman graveyard said
that he is buried there.
© Side Altars in Ballyagran Church
In the left transept of the church there is an altar to
the Virgin Mary and a statue to St. Patrick. In the right transept of
the church there is a statue of St Joseph and an altar to the Sacred Heart.
© Statue of the Pièta
Inside the main door of the church, on the left, there is
a statue of the Pièta to the memory of Sister M. Kevin Keane of
the Convent of Mercy, Charleville. Sister Keane died on August 24 1910
and her sister erected the statue.
Buried in the grounds of the church are:
Burke, P.P. 1983-1989, Died March 2 1989
Brassil, Died November 4 1985, aged 82 (A native of the parish)
White, P.P. 1955-1974, Died March 25 1974
Hurley, P.P. 1896-1918, Died November 21 1918
McCarthy P.P., Died 28 April 1983, aged 54
McNamara, Parish Priest & Curate in the parish for 40 years, Died
May 4 1955, aged 85