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THE TIN CHURCH AT REAR CROSS Aiden Feerick B.A., M.A.G.I. There are only a handful of tin churches in Ireland and each one of them is significant to their local congregation as well as being architecturally and technically important. The Catholic Church in Rear Cross Co Tipperary is still in use today and has a very interesting story of how a Methodist Chapel in Wales was repurposed as a Catholic Church in rural Tipperary. In 1886, Fr William McKeogh was appointed Parish Priest of the Kilcommon, Hollyford and Rear Cross, a very large parish on the Tipperary/Limerick border straddling the … Read More