No Stone unturned launched at Longford Library

Aisling Kiernan

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 The launch of No Stone Unturned was performed by the Most Reverend Dr Michael Geoffrey Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin, Bishop of Glendalough and Primate of Ireland at Longford Co Library yesterday evening.

 

Speaking at the event, the Archbishop - whose parents are buried in Longford - said that one of the things that ‘No Stone Unturned’ suggested was that every detail is looked after and every decision is noted.

“The stones carry history within them and details of the lives of people so the we can remember them and celebrate them,” he added.  

As the book's title suggests, the researchers left literally no stone unturned, with inscriptions copied from St John’s churchyard, Presbyterian Cemetery Battery Road, Templemichael Glebe, St Mel’s Cathedral, Convent of Mercy, St Catherine's, Church of Ireland, Ballymacormack and wall plaques in St Mel’s College Longford.

Co author, Luke Baxter told those gathered that the book was four years in the making and that he found great peace at St John's cemetery while working there.