Cruthu presents a very special evening in St. Mels Cathedral Crypt
Sculptor Ken Thompson will deliver a talk titled “On making something”, in which he explains his unorthodox approach to his art and its relationship to the Sacred specifically Christianity.Thompson has worked on life size carvings and sculptures for Cathedrals and Churches all over Europe during his distinguished career spaning the past 40 years and include the 12 Stations of the Cross in Longford Cathedral.
Dr. Eddie McParland a retired lecturer from the Dept. of History of Art and Architecture in Trinity College will speak on the night about the Cathedral and Ken Thompsons work. Joint founder of The Irish Architectural Archive he has written numerous publications about Irish architecture in the 18th&19th Century.
The host for the evening will be our wonderful Hertitage Officer Mairead Ni Chonghaile who just happens to be a former student of Dr. McParland.
Music on the night by Harpist Kim Flemming
Various Event Tickets are also available at our Festival Office: 14 Dublin Street, Longford. For more information call Sharon on 043 3344004
This project was assisted by Longford Local Community Development Committee, Longford Community Resources Clg. and Longford County Council through the Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014-2020 which is part-financed by the EU, “The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas” and the Department of Rural & Community Development