St Patricks Church
Was built in 1922 by Eamon O’Malley from Maam. It is a flat roofed Church, the unusual design is said to have originated when the plans for the church and plans for a building in Spain were mixed up. It was also said that the bell was found in a bog in Dunmore and was placed in the now said church. Johnny Joyce (Stephen) drew stones to the church while Fr Mac Greil’s grandfather was on the roof of the church when the Black and Tans took the Scaffolds down..Before St Patricks was built, mass was said in Derryneen School and were Chair house is today. The first marriage to take place in St Patricks, Recess was that of Mary and Martin O’Toole, Tawnaughmore in1925 “St Patrick’s day. (Courtesy: Croi Chonamara, Karen Manion).