Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Amateur.  Michael O'Fay, a priest from Co. Galway, who is said to have lived in Rome for several years and was a Count of the Holy Roman Empire, had become parish priest of Craughwell, Co. Galway, when he is said to have designed the church of St Killian, Ballymana, as a chapel-of-ease in the parish. He died on 6 July 1867, but the new church was not opened until 1870.(1)

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(1) Tom May, Churches of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora (Galway, 2000), 30-31(illus.). 


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Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLYMANA, CHURCH OF ST KILLIAN (RC)
Date: 1870a
Nature: New church in Gothic style, on site provided by Sir Thomas Redington of Kilcoman, said to have been designed by Very Rev. M. O'Fay, PP of Craughwell.
Refs: Tom May, Churches of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora (Galway, 2000), 30-31(illus.)