Fra’ John Dunlap 81st Grand Master of the Order of MaltaMay 3, 2023
Bray Unit 80th AnniversaryJune 7, 2023
The Limerick Unit was inaugurated on Trinity Sunday 1948 following a 12-week First Aid Course held in the extern department of St. John’s Hospital. The course was conducted by Dr. Anthony Crehan who was the first Medical Officer of the Unit and ably assisted by Dr Roche Kelly and Dr Comber.
The inauguration mass was presided by the Lord Bishop Most Rev. Dr. O’ Neill with a very large congregation including prominent members of the Order including the Bali President Mr Wilson Lynch KM, Mr. TJ Gaisford St. Lawrence KM Chancellor. The inauguration was reported in the Limerick Leader at the time as an “impressive and colourful ceremony”.
It is fitting that last Sunday to mark the 75th anniversary the unit held a thanksgiving mass in St. Johns Cathedral close by to the first units gathering.
Below are two photos taken from the day of the original inauguration