Letterfrack

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Letterfrack or Letterfrac () is a small village in the Connemara area of County Galway, Ireland. It was founded by the Quakers in the mid-19th century. The village is 15 km north-east of Clifden on Barnaderg Bay and lies at the head of Ballinakill harbour. Letterfrack contains the visitors centre for Connemara National Park.

Quaker Famine Relief

James and Mary Ellis, a Quaker couple from Bradford in England, moved to Letterfrack, during the Great Famine, Ellis becoming the resident landlord in Letterfrack in 1849.James & Mary Ellis Background and Quaker Famine Relief in Letterfrack, by Joan Johnson, Historical Committee of the Society of Friends in Ireland , Dublin 2000. The Property was sold to John Hall in 1857, a staunch protestant and supporter of the Irish Church Mission to Roman Catholics, the ICM used the building with the aim of converting catholics to protestantism, after 25 years without much success he sold it in 1882 under the impression he was selling it was a Protestant buyer for...
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