News archive 2002

Diocese of Limerick launches new Heritage Website and CD-Rom

Diocese of Limerick launches new Heritage Website and CD-Rom

On Monday 23 September the Bishop of Limerick, Dr Donal Murray launched a new diocesan website which contains the history of each parish in the Diocese of Limerick.

It records the churches, graveyards, shrines, a list of the priests who served in the parishes over the years and some significant people and events. The work was undertaken by Lisa O’Connor and Matt Tobin, students in Mary Immaculate College. Having visited all the parishes, sought out the information and taken photographs they have now completed the presentation in a very attractive website and also in a CD ROM.

The project began as a Jubilee 2000 project and the aim was to collect and present in an attractive form an outline of the history of each parish in the Diocese.Bishop Murray said “It is very important in times when things are difficult and

challenging for the Church, that we are aware of the struggles and the pain that were faced by the generations that went before us.  Every parish in the Diocese even the newest one, have a local history to be proud of”.

The Bishop continued “Limerick people, and perhaps especially those who are living abroad will find the site of great interest, full of information and local lore.  It will be an invaluable resource for schools and parishes in providing a foundation for creating an interest in the faith history of the area”.

Bishop Murray congratulated Lisa and Matt and also Charlie Healy, who played a very important part in bringing the project to a conclusion.

The website can be accessed at www.limerickdioceseheritage.org and the CD ROM can be purchased at the Abbey Bookstore, Augustinian Church, O’Connell Street, Limerick, The Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Denmark Street and the Limerick Diocesan Office, 66 O’Connell Street.  The CD-ROM costs €15 and all profits will go towards the St John’s Cathedral Restoration Fund.

Ends
3 October 2002

Further information:
The Limerick Diocesan Offices
66 O’Connell Street
Limerick

Tel: 061 315 856
Email: diocoff@eircom.net

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