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Saint Marys Cathedral February Lunchtime Lecture Series is on every Tuesday in February

Join Saint Marys Cathedral February Lunchtime lecture series

By I Love Limerick correspondent Mary Caroline McCarthy 

Join Saint Mary’s Cathedral virtually every Tuesday in February for their Lunchtime Lecture Series. The series begins on Tuesday, February 2 and continues for four weeks until Tuesday, February 23. 

Each week will have a different speaker who will share the life and times of people like Maureen O Hara and Napoleon Bonaparte. They will begin at 1.15 pm and will take about forty-five minutes each.

 

WEEK ONE – TUESDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2021

Join us virtually every Tuesday in February for our Lunchtime Lecture Series. Take a break and listen to our wonderful speakers as they share the life and times of people like Maureen O Hara and Napoleon Bonaparte. Please follow the links provided each week. The lectures begin at 1.15 pm and usually take about 45 minutes. A welcome distraction during this time we hope.

For our first week, our speaker is Margaret O’Shaughnessy (Director of The Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum). She will entertain us with stories about the famous Irish actress and singer Maureen O Hara. She worked with some of the greatest directors like John Ford & Alfred Hitchcock. She starred opposite some of the most famous actors like John Wayne & Henry Fonda. Find out more, join us virtually on Tuesday 2nd February at 1.15 pm

For your zoom link to this lecture please email [email protected]

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Maureen O Hara pictured above

WEEK TWO – TUESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY 2021

Join us virtually every Tuesday in February for our Lunchtime Lecture Series. Take a break and listen to our wonderful speakers as they share the life and times of people like Maureen O Hara and Napoleon Bonaparte. Please follow the links provided each week. The lectures begin at 1.15pm and usually take about 45 minutes. A welcome distraction during this time we hope.  

Week two focuses on Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns. He was born in Paris in 1835, he gave his first public concert at the age of five. Franz Liszt described him as ‘the greatest organist in the world’. Find out more about this great French composer Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns on Tuesday 9th February at 1.15 pm.   Logon to www.churchservices.tv/limerickstmarys 

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Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns pictured above

 

WEEK THREE – TUESDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2021

Join us virtually every Tuesday in February for our Lunchtime Lecture Series. Take a break and listen to our wonderful speakers as they share the life and times of people like Maureen O Hara and Napoleon Bonaparte. Please follow the links provided each week. The lectures begin at 1.15 pm and usually take about 45 minutes. A welcome distraction during this time we hope.  

Week three focuses on Florence Nightingale. “The Lady with the Lamp”. Florence Nightingale- a nurse, a statistician, a social reformer, and the founder of modern nursing. What was her link to Limerick? Find out more and join us virtually as Noreen Ellerker explains all on Tuesday 16th February at 1.15 pm.  

Logon to www.churchservices.tv/limerickstmarys   

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Florence Nightingale pictured above

 

WEEK FOUR – TUESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2021

Join us virtually every Tuesday in February for our Lunchtime Lecture Series. Take a break and listen to our wonderful speakers as they share the life and times of people like Maureen O Hara and Napoleon Bonaparte. Please follow the links provided each week. The lectures begin at 1.15 pm and usually take about 45 minutes. A welcome distraction during this time we hope.  

Week Four looks at the life and military career of Napoleon. Napoleon Bonaparte is considered to be one of history’s greatest military leaders. Remembered today for his role in the Napoleonic Wars and his defeat at the battle of Waterloo. Of course, there is so much more, join us virtually as Janet Woods from Villiers School tells us all. Join us Tuesday 23rd February at 1.15 pm login into www.churchservices.tv/limerickstmarys

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Napoleon Bonaparte pictured above

The organisers from Saint Mary’s Cathedral are excited to be able to bring these four stories to you, saying,” Join us virtually every Tuesday in February for our Lunchtime Lecture Series. Take a break and listen to our wonderful speakers as they share the life and times of people like Maureen O Hara and Napoleon Bonaparte. Please follow the links each week. The lectures begin at 1.15 pm and usually take about 45 minutes. A welcome distraction during this time we hope.”

 

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