Father Dowd Family Chalice

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Father Dowd Family Chalice

This Chalice, dated 1724, is made of Irish silver and gold lining.
It is inscribed by Guilielmus (= William) O’Reilly Drogheda.
The Chalice was used by a number of priests in the family, including
Fr Patrick Dowd’s Grand Uncle Fr Dowd
Fr Patrick Dowd’s cousin Fr Patrick Morgan 1815 – 1847
Fr Patrick Dowd 1813 – 1891
It was also used in the commemorative mass for Father Patrick Dowd’s Bicentennary on 24 November 2013.