A Roscrea man has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Limerick.
George Cunningham has published more than 100 books and articles, and played a major role in the establishment of the annual Burren Spring Conference in 1991.
In Tipperary, he successfully led a campaign for the preservation of Damer House, a Queen Anne townhouse built within Roscrea Castle in 1720, before opening it to the public as a national monument.
Following this, Mr Cunningham spearheaded many restoration projects including the Damer House Annex and Roscrea’s round tower.
He also founded the Roscrea medieval conferences, which brought together national and international scholars to present on different aspects of history.