May 2015 – Visit of Ardmayle Historical Society

Ardmayle Historical Society visited Emly in May of 2015. Their first port of call was to St.Ailbe’s creamery where they were guided by Michael O Sullivan .Michael worked for many years as manager of St.Ailbe’s creamery and is familiar with its operations. He is also interested in the history of butter making and the evolution of creameries.

Local Tidy towns stalwart Denis Heffernan conducted a tour of The Four Seasons Gardens and related the story of Emly’success in the national competition.

The group next visited Emly Parish Church accompanied by Fr.Seamus Rochford and were impressed by the beautiful church and its stained glass windows.

They next visited Duhig House which was the house of the sexton of the cathedral. Here Larry Joy spoke about St.Ailbe, monastic Emly and the writing of the Annals.

Having completed their visit to Emly the Ardmayle society were on their way to historic Solohead.

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