Archbishop to talk on Celtic heritage of Armagh

Friday January 15th 2010

Archbishop Harper.The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, the Most Rev Alan Harper, will give a talk on the Celtic heritage of Armagh on February 1.

The St Brigid’s Day talk, which gets underway at 7.30pm, will take place in St Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh.

Archbishop Harper was an archaelogist before becoming a Church of Ireland priest and worked on the last excavation of Navan Fort. He is a former Chairman of the Historic Monuments Council for Northern Ireland and received an OBE for services to conservation in Northern Ireland.

Along with Environment Minister Edwin Poots he has recently launched a book highlighting the archaeology of County Armagh, published by the NI Environment Agency entitled ‘An Archaelogical Survey of County Armagh.’

Admission to the talk is by ticket which costs £2.50 if purchased in advance; £3.50 at the door on the night; or £2 for purchases of 20 tickets or more. Tickets are available from the Church of Ireland Cathedral Giftshop or Contact Rev Grace Clunie on 028 38870667 or email

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