Irish Blessing, Dedication and Tour At Lowell’s St Patrick Cemetery
From the LowellIrish blog about today’s ceremonies and tour at St. Patrick’s Cemetery:
Our annual tour of the St Patrick Cemetery will be on September 24 at 10 am. As has been past practice we begin with the AOH dedication of stones of forgotten Irish immigrants as part of their Mercy Drive program. Donna Reedy and the AOH have taken on the task of remembering forgotten Irish who are interred in the cemetery in this yearly memorial… We will also place a stone taken from Hugh Cummiskey’s homestead into his burial site. Hugh will rest in a bit of earth of County Tyrone.
Photos of today’s events just posted on Sharon Peterson’s Facebook AOH (Ancient Order of Hibernians) album:
Lowell historians Walter Hickey and David McKean bury the stone from County Tyrone at Hugh Cummisky’s grave site.
Fr. Nicholas Sannella – pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church – blesses the Irish immigrant grave site as the Ladies of the AOH look on.