Carleton Summer School opens

Published: 6 Aug 2012 12:30

The William Carleton Summer School was officially opened in Clogher this morning, August 6, by the Mayor of Dungannon and South Tyrone, Councillor Phelim Gildernew.

William Carleton Summer School Director,  Michael Fisher.

William Carleton Summer School Director, Michael Fisher.

The annual event is taking place once again at Corick House Hotel - the 17th century country house which used to be the home of the local landlord Squire Story, mentioned in Carleton's writings.

Mr. Gildernew was joined by his daughter Michelle Gildernew MP, while a welcome was also extended to the two Bishops of Clogher, Dr Liam MacDaid and the Rt. Rev. John McDowell, and to retired Bishop of Clogher Joseph Duffy as one of the patrons.

The Summer School Director is former RTÉ News reporter Michael Fisher, who was joined by Deputy Director Frank McHugh, from Fermanagh, Secretary of the Fermanagh Family History Society.

A very good turn-out was attracted to the launch, according to Mr. McHugh, who mentioned that they had a Skype link to Australia to Paul Brush, a relative of Carleton's, who lives in Melbourne, and who was delighted to be part of the launch. Mr. McHugh, one of a number of Fermanagh participants, is due to give a talk on Carleton and his Australian relatives tomorrow morning, Tuesday, August 7, when they also plan to have a Skype link.

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