Cullen, John

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John Cullen (1817-1860), a Catholic priest, was born in the Ballycullane area. According to an account in a school's manuscript in the Irish Folklore Commission (IFC.S 871 pg 42), "Rev. Cullen was born and reared in the old lane up by Molloy's cottage. The ruins of the Cullen farmhouse are still to be seen opposite Fitzgerald's gate in the old lane." Rev. Cullen's brother was also a missionary priest who died on the mission in Malta.

Rev. Cullen was appointed curate in Burin, Newfoundland. Inspired by Rev. Theobald Matthew's campaign in Ireland, one of Rev. Cullen's main achievements in Burin was the establishment of a temperance movement. He was assistant to Rev. Michael Berney for over twenty years at Burin. He died and was buried at Burin in the late 1860s.


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Created - April 25, 2013


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