Father Shiel S.J. in conversation with three children
Description:A photograph of Father Shiel S.J. standing on a road in conversation with three young children. There is a stone wall on the left hand side of the road and shrubs on the right hand side. There is a thatched cottage on the left. There is a young tree growing near the wall on the left hand side of the road. In the background, the ruin of Tullokyne Castle is visible. This castle is in Galway county. Only the west wall remains of the castle. It was built before 1586 when it was held by Murtagh O'Connor. The castle is said to have been built by two sisters, who, in old age, being unable to travel, built their castles close together so that they could harangue each other from their own windows. The other castle was blown down during the great storm of January 1839. To this day, Tullokyne Castle is also known as ‘The Hag’s Castle’. The picture was taken in 1942.