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Alan Patient of

Memorial: Oliver Plunkett


{On the mosaic:}
St Oliver Plunkett pray for us.

{On the plaque:}
Saint Oliver Plunkett, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of all Ireland. Born Loughcrew Co. Meath November 1st 1625. Executed Tyburn July 1st 1681.

Site: Oliver Plunkett (1 memorial)

SW12, Nightingale Lane, 13, Oliver Plunkett Chapel

We think this chapel is/was closely associated with the school, St Francis Xavier College, behind. Plunkett himself had no connection to Clapham, having spent all his life, until his trial, in Ireland.

A Facebook page contains some photos of the interior of the building and this, copied from Wikipedia: “As a spectacle alone, the rally and Mass for St Oliver Plunkett on London's Clapham Common was a remarkable triumph. As the Common was invaded for a celebration of the 300th anniversary martyrdom of St Oliver Plunkett. Cardinal 0 Fiaich , twenty enrobed bishops and a handful of abbots stood on a stage beneath a scaffolding shelter that shuddered in the wind on the 1st July 1981. The Archbishop of Armagh flew over in a helicopter with Oliver Plunkett’s body. It was a sort of dry run for the Pope's visit. This occasion attracted thousands of pilgrims to the park and this people's celebration masterminded by Fr Martin Bennett was a first for the parish of the Holy Ghost, Balham and which also boasts the first British chapel dedicated to St Oliver.”

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Oliver Plunkett

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Oliver Plunkett

Archbishop and saint. Born Ireland, admitted to the Irish College in Rome and...

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