Fenian Memorial Committee of America

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Fenian Memorial Committee of America

Time: May 18, 2019 from 11am to 5pm
Location: St Mary's Cemetery and Waseca Historical Society, Waseca, MN USA
Event Type: remembering, the, fenians:, father, patrick, mccabe
Organized By: Fenian Memorial Committee
Latest Activity: May 18, 2019

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A memorial stone, honoring Father Patrick McCabe will be unveiled and Fr. McCabe commemorated  by The Fenian Memorial Committee of America on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at St Mary's Cemetery outside Waseca, Minnesota.  Fr. McCabe, a native son of Lough Gowna, Co. Cavan, was a secret hero in the escape from an Australian prison to America of 7 Fenians, John Boyle O'Reilly and 6 other Fenians aboard the whaler, the Catalpa in 1876. He left Australia and made his way to the USA, settling in rural Minnesota to live out his days as a pastor.  Go to www.fenianmca.org for more information.

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