Final night of Greencastle rosary crusade

A ROSARY crusade which has been taking place at a Mass rock in Greencastle for the past month concludes tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30pm.

Dozens of people have been attending the Rosary nightly during the month at the site where the Canadian mining firm, Dalradian, last year refused permission for the holding of a Catholic service.

A statue of the Virgin Mary was erected close to the historic Mass Rock last month. 


The Rosary crusade has been organised by the Molly Maguires branch of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, set up last year to oppose plans for the goldmine.

Well-known Irish-American lawyer and political activist, Martin Galvin, is to take part in the final night. He will be present in his capacity as the recently elected Vice President of the Bronx County Ancient Order of Hibernians for the finale.

It’s expected that Mr Galvin will re-affirm the strong bonds between the American Hibernians and the highly active Tyrone A.O.H. in Ireland. He will offer solidarity to the Greencastle Molly Maguire Division of the A.O.H. and bring their concerns about the gold mining operation to the attention of the highest level of the Hibernians in America.

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