Fr. Browne’s Donegal
A book of Donegal photos by the renowned Fr Browne was launched at Donegal County Museum in association with Messenger Publications on Thursday June 11.
Jesuit photographer Father Frank Browne, famous for his photos of the Titanic, was a regular visitor to Donegal between 1920s to late 1940s, where he gave missions in parishes around the county.
As most of his preaching was done in the evenings, he was free during daylight hours to pursue his passion of photography. His photographs capture the landscapes, people, architecture, churches, curiosities and more of Donegal in the first half of the twentieth century.
While he is well known for his photography, not many people are aware of his life or the tragedies that he faced, including the untimely death of his mother. Pat Coyle, Jesuit Communications officer, explained more to Miriam Gormally.