Tuesday, 5th July 2016
“I am delighted that our President Michael D. Higgins has taken time
out of his busy schedule to visit my home town of Nobber to open the
George Eogan Heritage & Community Centre in the restored old St.
John’s Church, today Tuesday 5th July 2016” local Minister for Mental
Health and Older People and Meath East T.D. Helen McEntee has said.
She continued: “President Higgins’s visit is a powerful
acknowledgement of both the strong community and voluntary spirit of
the people of Nobber in putting this Heritage and Community Centre in
place, and the distinguished career of our own native son Professor
George Eogan, a former Senator and an Archaeologist of international
standing, after whom the new centre is named.”
“In Nobber we have 8,000 years of history to celebrate and highlight
to visitors and students alike. From early Stone Age settlement, to
Moynagh Lough Crannog, to early Christian Ireland, the Norman invasion
and the rich musical legacy of Turlough O’Carolan, Nobber has made its
mark on Meath and Ireland, and today’s visit and official opening
marks another important chapter in that story” she said.
“The restored old St. John’s Church becomes a focal point of our
community again thanks to the financial support of Meath Leader, Meath
County Council and the hard work of the St. John’s Cemetery
Restoration Group, which my own late Grandfather was involved in. So
today it is a particularly special day for my Granny and family, as
well as all the local families who have been involved ” concluded