Congratulations to George Cunningham who was honoured recently in Aras An Uachtaran by President Michael D Higgins.
The event celebrated George’s success in organising fifty consecutive Roscrea Conferences which has helped bring scholars from all corners of the globe to Roscrea over the past quarter of a century. A book entitled “A Carnival Of Learning” was published recently in honour of George. The book launch took place at the 50th Roscrea Conference and members of the working committee who helped make the book a reality were also in attendance with George when he was honoured by the President.
This included the editors of the volume Peter Harrison and Valerie Hall as well as Maureen and Jerry Chair, Dom Richard Purcell and Amanda Medlow. A specially signed copy was presented to the President during a most pleasant and memorable ceremony. The president signed the special copy that had been presented to George Cunningham at the launch on the previous Saturday.
Incidentally this special copy is now signed by not only the President of Ireland but the Abbott General of the Cistercians, the four abbots of Roscrea who were abbots during the fifty conferences; the contributors to the volume, the editors and committee; the printer and in time will be signed by others associated with it conception and production.
Full story in next week’s Tipperary Star.