Father Damien Louis Byrne
Collection:Connacht Tribune
Description:A photograph of Father Damien Louis Byrne, Master General of the Dominican Order blessing a building. Father Ray Watters, also of the Dominican Order, is standing behind him. There is a plaque on the building which reads "Fr. Tom Burke The Famous Dominican Preacher Lived In This House Born In Galway In 1830. He Won Fame As A Preacher Not Only In Ireland But In Rome, Britain And The USA. This Prince Of Preachers As He Was Called By Pope Pius IX Died In 1883 And Is Buried In The Dominican Church In Tallaght Co. Dublin". There is a small group of onlookers. One man is wearing glasses and another is wearing a shirt and tie. The honour of 'Freeman of Galway' was bestowed on Father Byrne.