Connections between St Vincent de Paul and Ireland (part 4)
As we continue our virtual tour of Ireland we arrived in Co Waterford to the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. On a quiet country road outside of Dungarvan we discover a church dedicated to St Vincent de Paul at Garranbane, Dungarvan.
The church of St Vincent de Paul was built about 1807. It is one of three churches in the present parish of Abbeyside, Ballinroad and Garranbane. In the past when the Feast of St Vincent de Paul was celebrated on 19 July special devotions dedicated to the saint took place in the church.
In the church there is also a plaque in memory of two Vincentians from that area.
The Rose Window in Garranbane Church depicts a traditional image of St Vincent as the Father of the foundlings – the abandoned children of 17th Century Paris.