Rev Ian Gallager was delighted to have supported this presentation last Saturday in St Brigid’s Church, Stillorgan.
There were 80 attendees in spite of the football on TV! Rev Robert Marshall welcomed everyone to the church and pointed out the font which still remains in the same spot, 139 year after William Orpen was baptised there.
Dominic Lee gave a fascinating presentation comments like “that’s the best talk I’ve ever been to” and “when is the next one? I want to bring some friends” were heard.
Fred Jackson, the grandson of Tom Jackson and Grace Mary Orpen (William’s sister) attended and he too was very impressed.
There was no admittance fee but €700 in donations was raised for the William Orpen Sculpture Fund.
The plan is to unveil the sculpture in Stillorgan once a suitable site has been located