United Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough



Service of Thanksgiving for Miranda, Countess of Iveagh, at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

A memorial service for Miranda, Countess of Iveagh, was held yesterday evening, Thursday 17 February 2011, at the National Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Patrick, Dublin.

The service was led by the Precentor, Canon Robert Reed. The Archdeacon of Dublin, the Ven David Pierpoint, and the Dean's Vicar of St Patrick's Cathedral, the Revd Canon Charles Mullen, also took part, along with the Cathedral Choir.

The President of Ireland's Aide de Camp, Captain Louise Conlon, attended as did the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Gerry Breen, and many representatives of Irish political and social life.

Readings and prayers were said by the Earl of Iveagh, Lady Emma Barnard, Lady Louisa Uloth, the Viscount Elveden, the Hon. Rupert Guinness, Miss Aoife Guinness, Miss Beatrice Guinness and the Hon. Rory Guinness, who also shared personal reflections on his late mother's life.

The address was given by Mr John Mulcahy, family friend. In his tribute, Mr Mulcahy recalled the the family's long association with St Patrick's Cathedral, including the Countess's longstanding membership of the Cathedral Board during the 1990s and her support for restoration work on the Deanery in particular.



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