Saturday 21 April 2018

Legion of Mary founder's old school to host launch of biography this week

A biography of the founder of the Legion of Mary, Frank Duff: A Life-Story, which will be published by Continuum on July 1, will be launched at a special reception at Blackrock College, Dublin, this Tuesday.

The biography, written by historian Finola Kennedy, describes how as a student in Blackrock Mr Duff (circled above) parodied the attitude of his Irish teacher to "foreign games" while relishing Rock's rugby triumphs.

Life honour given to RDS members

Honorary life membership of the Royal Dublin Society was conferred on members Fr Austin McKeon and John Ruddock (above, with granddaughter Rosalind McCuthcheon at the Society in Dublin) and at a ceremony in the RDS last Thursday.

The Society has conferred the honour on people who have made a significant contribution to Irish life and past recipients include Samuel Beckett, Ronnie Delany, Prof Ernest Walton, Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney, Dr Patrick Hillery, Ms Christina Noble and Dr Louis Le Brocquy.

Irish Tenors back for 'feel-good show'

Ireland's Three Tenors are back for their annual All-Star annual 'feel-good factor' concert.

Tenors John Scott, Declan Kelly and David Martin will be joined by singer Ellen McElroy, the Virginia Gospel Choir and other guests for their performance in the National Concert Hall, Dublin on July 2 at 8pm.

The programme includes songs from Sinatra, Elvis, and Leonard Cohen. Tickets, priced from €25 are available from the NCH box office online or at (01) 4170000.

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