On Monday night May 16th Cashel Town Council accorded a Civic Reception to Archbishop Clifford to mark the Silver Jubilee of his episcopal ordination.
In her opening remarks Cllr. Maribel Wood, said it was an honour for her as Deputy Mayor to accord a Civic Reception to Archbishop Clifford on the Silver Jubilee of his episcopal ordination. She welcomed all present to the chamber and extended a special welcome to members of the Clifford family.
A Civic Reception she said “is the highest honour this council can bestow on an individual and we salute you on this happy occasion while also acknowledging the significant contribution made to the life of Cashel by the church and archbishops over many centuries. Both have contributed to the religious, social and economic development of this town and that legacy is still a life-blood of our economy today.
The political and ecclesiastical significance of “Cashel of the Kings” or ”Royal and Saintly Cashel”, has been well documented. The imprint and memory of a sometimes turbulent but often glorious past is ever present through our ruined abbeys, magnificent buildings on the Rock, functioning churches, street names and monuments. Indeed even the links on our Mayoral Chain signify pre christian Cashel and the Christian period when it was a centre of learning.
My fellow Councillors join with me in congratulating you on reaching this milestone in your life. We thank you for the many worthwhile achievements over the past twenty five years. We wish you many more years of health, happiness and fruitful ministry in the archdiocese of Cashel and Emly”.
The members present Cllr’s. Joe Moloney, Eddie Bennett, PJ Quinlan and Eoghan Lawrence, concurred with the sentiments of the deputy mayor and wished the Archbishop many more years of good health and happiness in his ministry.
Full report in this week’s Tipperary Star