1 Mar 2015

Understanding Limerick - Niamh Hourigan - Preparing for Synod 2016

A Series of Public Lectures open to all to help us come to a deeper understanding of our Faith and the context in which the Limerick Diocesan Synod takes place.

Limerick is a unique place. It is a city with tremendous strengths which has also experienced considerable challenges in recent years. It's warm, active communities as well as vibrant sporting and cultural life operate within a context of inequality which has persisted despite economic growth and development. In this presentation, sociologist Niamh Hourigan, editor of the collection Understanding Limerick maps the city's most complex and unique qualities. Niamh will explore how Limerick's past shapes its contemporary reality and highlights the significant role of the city's diverse local communities have played in dealing with the range of challenges faced by its citizens. This talk aims to provide some important local contextualization for the forthcoming Synod in the Diocese of Limerick.

Date: Wednesday 11th March 2015

Time: 7.30 p.m.

Venue: Strand Hotel, Ennis Road (Harris Suite)

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