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Ruth O’Herlihy Delivers Lecture in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Published: Friday, October 03, 2014

Ruth OHerly

Ruth O'Herlihy, a Director of McCullough Mulvin Architects, was invited by the Newfoundland Labrador Association of Architects to deliver a lecture on 25 September 2014.  O'Herlihy was also interviewed by St. John's daily newspaper, The Telegram, saying that "having architects involved in the debate and having good planning — good urban planning and thinking ahead on plans for the future — is really important for cities.”  Noting that timber structures in Ireland are " few and far between", O'Herlihy said: "And you come here (to Newfoundland and Labrador), and it’s kind of extraordinary — everything is made of timber, with the odd exception”.

In addition to her talk, O’Herlihy had personal reasons for her first visit. Her great-great-grandfather, Philip Francis Little, was the first Roman Catholic to practise law in the city and went on to become Newfoundland’s first prime minister and attorney general, in 1855. He returned to Ireland in 1868.

You can read the interview with Ruth O'Herlihy in The Telegram in the link.

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