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Do you want to see an original Military Cross medal ?

Heritage week in Tipperary Studies

Do you want to see an original Military Cross medal  or hear about the lore of Irish trees?

On Monday 21st August, Heritage week is marked by Tipperary Studies with a dual event in The Source, Thurles. The Military Cross medal awarded to Fr Edmond Kelly, native of New Inn, for ‘ conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty ‘ on 16 August 1917 , East of Ypres is going on display at 6.30pm.

Fr. Kelly, volunteered for service as army chaplain during WW1, continuing until 1920 after which he returned to pastoral duties. He became PP in Killenaule in 1937 and was buried there in 1955.

The theme for Heritage Week 2017 is “Nature”, and to celebrate we are delighted to present George Cunningham’s musings on all things tree-related, from home and abroad.

Historian and author George Cunningham has a lifelong interest in trees and has built up a significant tree library as well as being able to travel many places of world famous trees and forests. In this wide ranging illustrative and informative talk he will bring the audience to such places as the redwoods and bristlecone pines of California as well as to many places of tree treasures at home; he will highlight and show important tree publications and discuss the lore of the tree in Irish history.

George Cunningham has authored or edited over twenty books and hundreds of booklets, pamphlets and magazines. His latest book is ‘60 at Roscrea’ commemorating the Roscrea Conference at Mt St Joseph Abbey, 1987-2017. He is a director of Crann, the organisation which it trying to releaf Ireland.

The lecture will take place on Monday, 21 August in The Source, Thurles, at 7.30pm.


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