Today, Sunday 2nd July 2023, members of the Lieutenancy of Ireland participated in the Annual Procession with the Relics of St Oliver Plunkett in Drogheda, County Louth.
The procession honouring our beloved and most faithful Irish Catholic martyr, St Oliver Plunkett was led by Bishop of Meath, Most Rev’d Thomas Deenihan KC*HS
A reliquary containing bone of St Oliver was carried elevated, during the procession, as a public expression of devotion
St Oliver Plunkett was condemned to death 342 years ago on June 15th 1681 and entered the Lords eternal light on the day of his martyrdom at Tyburn in London on July 1st 1681, aged 55.
His Grace, Archbishop Eamon Martin, KC*HS, is St Oliver’s most noble 22nd successor as Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.
St Oliver Plunkett’s name was added to the litany of the Saints on October 12th 1975.