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Lord Mayor Opens ‘Seamus Murphy and Blackpool’ Exhibition at Cork City and County Archives

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On Thursday 31 May, the Lord Mayor Cllr. Michael Ahern opened an exhibtion entitled ‘Seamus Murphy and Blackpool’ at the new purpose built Cork City and County Archives, Blackpool. The exhibition forms part of the city-wide Seamus Murphy Centenary celebrations, and is a joint effort between Cork City and County Archives and Blackpool Historical Society. The opening of the exhibition was attended by Seamus Murphy’s family and friends as well as members of the local community. The exhibition includes original drawings made by Murphy when designing the Church of the Annunciation, Blackpool, as well as photographs and other materials relating to the great sculptor. The exhibition will be on display from June until September at the new Cork City and County Archives building, Great William O’Brien Street, Blackpool. In September, the new Archives building is to be renamed by Cork City Council after Seamus Murphy.

 

Cork City and County Archives Tel: 021- 4505886 Web:  www.corkarchives.ie

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