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lacaze 1931

The above picture came to light when somebody was rummaging in St. Patrick's Church attic recently. I'm guessing that it was handed in to St. Patrick's (Esker) at some stage because of its local relevance, but the only information we have are the words at the bottom of the photograph "Lacaze 1931". 'Lacaze' is possible the photographer's name.

It looks like a pilgrimage group in Lourdes the men are wearing straps/harness that could be associated with stretcher bearing. The group includes a priest and nurse, and everybody is wearing a medal of some sort, and an armband with a cross and the letters CTS.

Could it be a Lucan Pilgrimage to Lourdes back in 1931? We do know that Nurse Moffett founded the Lucan Lourdes Invalid Fund, and travelled on thirty occasions with invalids. Is this a young Nurse Moffett in the photo?

If anyone knows the origins of the photograph or anything about it, please contact : Mary Mulhall
mary@lucannewsletter.ie