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Archbishop Gilmartin Lecture.
25, Jan 2008 - 00:01

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Archbishop Thomas P. Gilmartin Lecture.


A large audience attended an interesting lecture, at Castlebar Library, given by Fr. Kieran Waldron, on the career of Castlebar-born, Thomas P. Gilmartin, Archbishop of Tuam 1918-1939.

The picture below, by Richard Hickey, shows the speaker seated with some relatives of the late archbishop.

Relatives of the archbishop. Front Row, L-R: Veronica Rowland, Nan Monaghan, Fr. Kieran Waldron, Angela Casey, Micheal Moran. Back Row: John Denning, Thomas Collins, Tony Denning, Marian Denning, Sheila Mallinson.

Fr. Waldron's new book, Pastors In Their Time, Tuam’s Catholic Archbishops, 1700-2000, covers the lives of sixteen archbishops, including Archbishop Gilmartin,who have served from the days before Catholic Emancipation down to the present time of Archbishop Michael Neary. It is expected that the publication will be in the bookshops in March.

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