Sunday, 16 December 2012

New Archbishop

The Most Reverend Dr Richard Lionel Clarke, 105th Lord Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland and Metropolitan, following his enthronement at Armagh Cathedral on the 15th December, 2012, with the Right Honourable Theresa Villiers, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

The Archbishop chose not to wear the cope and mitre on this occasion.

I should like to put a question to readers: Where did archbishops of Armagh live ~ did they have an official residence ~ prior to 1770? I gather that they lived mainly in Drogheda and Dublin, though they must have had a residence at Armagh.

I really must pay a visit to the city of Armagh and stay for a few days. 


Anonymous said...

I didn't realise quite how attractive our Secretary of State is - long may the Tories continue in power! VC

Seamus Bellew said...


James Stevens Curl is publishing a book in 2013 on the monuments in St Patrick's, Armagh. He is looking for expressions of interest by December 31st.


All the best,

Seamus Bellew

Anonymous said...

Your Grace,

I found this Link to the new Archbishop's address.

Isn't the Rt. Hon. T.A. Villiers MP an absolute cracker?!

Season's Greetings Lord Belmont and thank you for this year's work.