02 May 2015

From the ‘Church of Ireland
notes’ in ‘The Irish Times’

Atlantic lights after sunset at Dugort beach last night (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2015)

The ‘Church of Ireland Notes’ in ‘The Irish Times’ (p. 22) this morning [2 May 2015] includes the following paragraphs:

The Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend takes place in Achill Island, this weekend, and the venues include St Thomas’s Church and the Cyril Gray Memorial Hall, Dugort.

This year’s programme has a strong focus on the Revd Edward Nangle and the Achill Mission, and the speakers include Hilary Tulloch, a direct descendant of Nangle, and the author Patricia Byrne who is looking at the role of women in Nangle’s mission colony in Dugort. This afternoon (Saturday) at 3.45 pm., the Revd Prof Patrick Comerford of the Church of Ireland Theological Institute will speak on “TS Eliot (1888–1965): the Nobel poet and his Irish connections.” Later he will speak at the opening of an exhibition of photographs of Dugort Village Colony by the American photographer John Michael Nikolai. RTÉ is recording Sunday Miscellany in St Thomas’s Church, Dugort, tomorrow morning, and the programme concludes with readings by Abbot Mark Patrick Hederman and the poet John F Deane.

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