Anne Jane Carlile – Trinity Presbyterian Bailieborough

Notice of Plaque UnveilingAnne Jane Carlile - Plaque Unveiling

The Ulster History Circle will honour Anne Jane Carlile, Temperance Pioneer, with a Blue Plaque at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Bailieborough, County Cavan. On Friday 8th May 2015 Heather Humphreys Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will unveil the plaque at 7pm. Refreshments will be served and everyone is most welcome to attend.

Anne Jane Hamill was born at Rooskey, Co. Monaghan in 1775. In 1800 she married the Rev. Francis Carlile minister of Second Bailieborough (Urcher) and Corraneary. One son and six daughters were born during their marriage which lasted a mere eleven years as the Rev. Carlile died suddenly in 1811. Anne Jane and her children moved to Londonderry and some years later settled in Dublin. She became involved in temperance work and prison reform, forming a temperance society in Poolbeg Street, Dublin in 1830.

She spoke frequently on the temperance cause in Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh and throughout England. Anne Jane Carlile is best remembered as the co-founder of the Band of Hope, in Leeds, in July 1847.

View the Events at Trinity Bailieborough web page for more details.

View the entry in the Dictionary of Ulster Biography.