Talk on Limerick woman who founded Newport Convent this evening

Historian John Phayer.

A LOCAL historian will deliver a free lecture on the remarkable work of the Limerick woman who established the Convent of Mercy in Newport.

Historian John Phayer will give a talk, titled ‘In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity’, detailing the work of Mary Anne O’Brien, who founded the Newport convent.

The talk will include information on Canon James Howard and Fr Edmond O’Kane, who helped the Limerick woman in founding the convent, as well as details on the lives of the Mercy nuns who resided there.

The talk takes place from 8pm this evening (September 28) in the Muintir na Tíre Hall in Murroe.