Limerick Historical Society to hold its first evening walk of 2018

first_imgEmail Print NewsLocal NewsLimerick Historical Society to hold its first evening walk of 2018By Staff Reporter – April 30, 2018 1299 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleLimerick school bags two top prizes at national competitionNext articleSt Marys Cathedral welcomes choirs as part of anniversary celebrations Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Georgian Limerick on foot TAGSCatherine McAuleyLimerick Historical SocietyMount Conventmount kennettMount Saint VicentQuaker WalkingLimerick Historical Society will hold the first evening walk of 2018 onWednesday May 9th next.The historic walk will commence at the Mount Convent, where Mr Quinn (architect with Quinn Savage Smyth) will give a detailed account of the ongoing restoration work which he is overseeing.From there the Limerick Historical Society will proceed to the Quaker graveyard taking in some sights along the way and will finish with a talk by Hiram Wood on the history of the Quakers. The meeting point is outside the main gate to the Mount Convent (on O’Connell Avenue) at 7 p.m. Everybody is welcome and there is no charge.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The convent and chapel of Mount Saint Vincent was built on a site renamed in honour of the French Saint Vincent de Paul, which was formerly known as Mount Kennett.Catherine McAuley established the Sisters of Mercy Congregation of the in 1831 and seven years later a congregation was established in Limerick, with the assistance of Bishop Ryan of Limerick. The order also established convents in Newcastle West, Rathkeale and Adare. This convent chapel was completed in 1863. The buildings were recently purchased for Mary Immaculate College and a large renovation project consisting of theredevelopment of the buildings is in progress.More local news here. Linkedin #BREAKING Toddlers rescued in Limerick Gardaí confronting city centre crime wavelast_img read more