The mosaic in
St. Joseph’s was laid by Italian
craftsmen in 1935 when Rev. Patrick
J. Kelly was parish priest.
The grotto at
St. Joseph’s was built by Fr.
McNamee (literally) along with John
(Brown) Hassan, Paddy and Willy (Neilus)
Hassan. The statues were presented by
Patrick Murphy of Ballymena.
was built in 1956 for Fr. McNamee and
Fr. Carlin by Harry Doherty, contractor,
and the Lynch brothers, and extended
by voluntary labour in the time of Fr.
Patrick J. Mullan.
New schools were
built : Fincairn (1957, extended 1971);
Altinure (1968); Ballymonie (1972).
An internal porch
was installed in St. Joseph’s
by Rev. Bernard Kelly to alleviate draught
The new parochial
house at Ballymonie was built by Rev.
Daniel McNicholl C.C. replacing the
ill-adapted curate’s house in
carried out at the Parochial House,
Altinure by Fr. McNally C.C, Fr Collins
and Fr. Mullan, and at the old Parochial
House, Fincairn, by Fr. B Kelly, Fr.
McNally (who was appointed PP Banagher,
but died suddenly while still resident
in Altinure. It was he who started St.Mary’s
GAC, Banagher, uniting the footballers
of Feeny and Altinure), and by Fr. Gildea
Rev. M. Collins
CC was responsible for the complete
restoration of St. Mary’s Church,
Altinure, which was re-dedicated by
Bishop Neil Farren in 1970. The architect
was Joseph Tracey. While work proceeded
Mass was said in the hall.
Altinure, was re-slated by Rev. M.Gildea
PP in 1980.