Monsignor Patrick Strain, the first Monsignor in New England was the builder of a huge Gothic Church St. Mary’s of Lynn, Mass . The family Left Ireland and not much information was available . The Article in a local newspaper allowed My Ireland Heritage team investigate the possibilities of finding the Original family house in County Down in 1823.After much research Sean found their birth home, and Cathy Bartok paid a vist as some times happens family had all but left .
A neigbour whos family had been on the Townland for over 200 years met with Cathy and retold old stories. Cathy quietly removed a Tile from the old Roof.