Recent grant funding worth €25,000 was awarded by: The Heritage Council, for the restoration of the windows of The Little Ark.

From being born in Ennis and moving to Cross after his mother died while still a young child, to being educated at Ennis and Maynooth, the young Michael Meehan had a very varied early life. His courageous stand against poverty and disease is noteworthy. The idea for The Little Ark came out of the conflict during Father Meehan’s famous six-year battle with Marcus Keane, while attempting to get a site for a Catholic Church in Kilbaha. He was a politician, a man of letters, a patriot, a leader in the Temperance Movement, song writer, band maker & poet. These are just a few of this incredible man’s achievements. However, he was, first and foremost, a man of God.

About the Speaker:

Dr Robert Brown

My grandparents farmed in Querrin, Co. Clare, where my mother Eileen Counihan was born in 1921. It was the place that I loved most as a child and now I live there full-time. Born in Limerick; I became a Dentist in the late 1970s, when the only option at that time was emigration. I moved to the lovely county of Hampshire in England and spent my whole professional career in the same practice for over 35 years. I have four lovely amazing children all of whom think and feel they are Irish as we spent every Summer in Ireland and exposed them to all international Irish sport.

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 –  Cultúrlann Sweeney