High honour for Longford priest

High honour for Longford priest

Rev John  Corkery has been appointed Librarian at Maynooth college. Father Corkery is son of Mr PJ Corkery NT Stonepark and formerly of Loughill, Ardagh. He was born at Curracreehan, Carrickedmond, educated in St Mel's College and is presently attached to it as Professor.

As student-library assistant at Maynooth from 1939 – 42 he discovered MSS material of Eugene O'Curry, two first editions of Bunting's “Collection of Irish Music” and autographed letters of Cardinal Newman and others.