Friday, 17 May 2019

A lecture on the Architectural
Heritage of Charleville

This news item is published in the Corkman on Wednesday 17 May 2019:

Community news: Charleville

Charleville Heritage Society’s May talk will be held on Thursday, May 23 at the E Centre, Baker’s Road, Charleville.

Following on from the excellent talk delivered by Sr Bernadette Maria on the Croke Family in April, this month we present Rev Canon Patrick Comerford, Rector Askeaton, Co Limerick, who will give ‘An Outsider’s View on the Architectural Heritage of Charleville.’

The Rev. Comerford is Dublin born and a former journalist. He spent over 30 years of his working life as a journalist, first with the Lichfield Mercury in England, then the Wexford People and The Irish Times. “I was Foreign Desk Editor of The Irish Times for my last eight years there, and I have been a lecturer at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute for 15 years. I moved to the Rathkeale Group of Parishes in January 2017,” he said.

He studied theology at Trinity College Dublin, the Irish School of Ecumenics, Maynooth and in Cambridge.

A regular Facebook blogger, Canon Comerford's talk on Charleville will be based on the blogs he has published on Facebook on the buildings in the town, which he will also illustrate with the photographs he has taken.

This promises to be another excellent evening of interesting information about the built environment of Charleville and should not be missed.

Admission is €5 and there will be light refreshments available.

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