“I shall take away with me from Ireland the Greatest love I have ever had for a people” said Father Peyton, in a special interview in Clonmel after he had addressed the final Rally in the Rosary Crusade arranged for the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore on Sunday July 18th 1854 by Bishop Most Rev. Cohalan.

Most Rev Dr. Cohalan

Despite a number of counter-attractions including the Cork v Tipperary hurling final, over 20,000 people filled the Clonmel Sportsfield to hear Father Peyton reiterate his stirring appeal for devotion to Family Prayer.