Master of Emo

July 22, 2008 in General, News

Emo CourtCholmeley Dering Harrison, who died in Emo on 18 July, had a long association with Irish Jesuits, beginning with his 1969 purchase (for £42,500!) of Emo and its huge walled estate. Though he was unhappy with some of the alterations made to adapt the place for a noviciate, he recognised that we had rescued the magnificent house and estate from rack and ruin, and poured sweat and tears into its maintenance. He was a congenial host to visiting Jesuits, and was a particular friend of Fr Conor Harper. May God be good to him. There will be a memorial service in St John’s Church, Coolbanagher, on 9 September, which would have been his 100th birthday.