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Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe

The Bishop of Limerick and Ardfert or the Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe is the Church of Ireland Ordinary of the united Diocese of Limerick and Killaloe in the Province of Dublin. The united bishopric has three cathedrals: St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick, St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe, St Brendan's Cathedral, Clonfert. Five others are in ruins or no longer exist: St Brendan's Cathedral, Ardfert was destroyed by fire in 1641 St Alibeus' Cathedral, Emly was demolished in 1877. Kilmacduagh cathedral, in ruins Aghadoe Cathedral, in ruins Kilfenora Cathedral, in ruins, dates from the 12th century. For administrative purposes the diocese is divided into two Archdeaconries: Wayne Carney is the Archdeacon of Killaloe, Kilfenora and Kilmacduagh. List of Anglican diocesan bishops in Britain and Ireland List of Anglican dioceses in the United Kingdom and Ireland Crockford's Clerical Directory - Listings

Remembrance poppy

The remembrance poppy is an artificial flower sold by veteran's associations to raise money for servicemen and servicewomen. The modern Remembrance Poppy has been trademarked by veteran's associations in many jurisdictions in the Britain and the Commonwealth nations, where sales fund the associations' services. Small remembrance poppies are worn on clothing leading up to Remembrance Day/Armistice Day, poppy wreaths are laid at war memorials. In Australia and New Zealand, they are worn on Anzac Day; the "Originator of Poppy Day", Madame Guérin, raised funds during World War I for widows, veterans, U. S. Liberty bonds, charities such as the Red Cross and Food for France. After the Armistice that ended World War I, the French government formed "La Ligue des Enfants de France et d’Amérique", a charity which used a poppy as its emblem. Madame Guérin created the American branch of this charity, called the "American and French Children’s League". Many organizations adopted the poppy as their memorial flower after World War I ended, in 1919, Madame Guérin established Poppy Days, under the auspices of her charity.

The Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal caused some controversy, with some—including British Army veterans—who argued that the symbol was being used excessively to marshal support for British military campaigns and that public figures were pressured to wear the poppies. The opening lines of the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields" refer to poppies growing among the graves of war victims in a region of Belgium; the poem is written from the point of view of the fallen soldiers and in its last verse, the soldiers call on the living to continue the conflict. The poem was written by Canadian physician John McCrae on 3 May 1915 after witnessing the death of his friend and fellow soldier the day before; the poem was first published on 8 December 1915 in the London-based magazine Punch. Moina Michael, who had taken leave from her professorship at the University of Georgia to be a volunteer worker for the American YMCA Overseas War Secretaries Organization, was inspired by the poem, she published a poem of her own called "We Shall Keep the Faith" in 1918.

In tribute to McCrae's poem, she vowed to always wear a red poppy as a symbol of remembrance for those who fought in and assisted with the war. At a November 1918 YMCA Overseas War Secretaries' conference, she appeared with a silk poppy pinned to her coat and distributed twenty-five more poppies to attendees, she campaigned to have the poppy adopted as a national symbol of remembrance. At its conference in 1920, the National American Legion adopted the poppy as their official symbol of remembrance. Frenchwoman Madame Anna E. Guérin was invited to address American Legion delegates at their 1920 Cleveland Convention about'Inter-Allied Poppy Day.' After the convention, the American Legion too adopted the poppy as its memorial flower and committed to support Madame Guérin in her planned U. S. Poppy Day, it was following this event that the American Legion christened Madame Guérin as "The Poppy Lady from France." Madame Guérin organized the U. S.'s first nationwide Poppy Day during the week before Memorial Day in May 1921 using silk poppies made by the widows and children of the devastated regions of France.

When the American Legion stopped using the poppy symbol in favor of the daisy, Veterans of Foreign Wars’ members supported Madame Guérin instead. Using French-made poppies purchased through her, the V. F. W. organized the first veterans' Poppy Day Drive in the US, for the 1922 Memorial Day. In 1924, the Veterans of Foreign Wars patented the Buddy Poppy. Madame Guérin's ‘Inter-Allied Poppy Day’ idea was adopted by military veterans' groups in parts of the British Empire. After the 1921 Memorial Day in the US, Madame Guérin traveled to Canada. After she addressed the Great War Veteran Association on 4 July, the group adopted the poppy emblem as well as ‘Inter-Allied Poppy Day’ concept, they were the first veterans of the British Empire to do so. Madame Guérin sent Colonel Moffat to New Zealand afterwards as her representative, she traveled to Great Britain, where she informed Field Marshal Douglas Haig and the Royal British Legion about her idea. Because it was an underfunded organization, Madame Guérin paid for the British remembrance poppies herself and the British Legion reimbursed her after the first British Remembrance Day Poppy Day on 11 November 1921.

James Fox notes that all of the countries which adopted the Remembrance Poppy were victors of World War I. Today remembrance poppies are used in the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand—countries which are Realms of the British Commonwealth—to commemorate the servicemen and women killed in conflict, they are used to a lesser extent in the United States. In Australia, the Flanders Poppy has been used since 1921 to commemorate Australian soldiers who died in war. On Remembrance Day and Anzac Day they are laid at war memorials and are sold by the Returned and Services League of Australia to raise funds. Military folklore indicates that the vivid red of the poppies symbolize their comrades' blood soaking into the battleground. In Canada, the poppy is the official symbol of remembrance, it was adopted as such in 1921 and it is to be worn during the two weeks leading up to 11 November. The Royal Canadian Legion, which has trademarked the image, suggests that poppies be worn on the left lapel, or as near the heart as possible.

Until 1996, poppies were made by disabled veterans in Canada, but they have since been made by a private contractor. The Canadian poppies consist of two pieces of mold

King Clancy

Francis Michael "King" Clancy was a Canadian professional ice hockey player, referee and executive. Clancy played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs, he won All-Star honours. After he retired in 1937, he remained in hockey. Clancy next worked as a referee for the NHL, he joined the Maple Leafs organization and worked in the organization as a coach and team executive until his death in 1986. In 2017 Clancy was named one of the'100 Greatest NHL Players' in history. Clancy's nickname "King" originates from his father, the first'King Clancy' and played football for Ottawa. At the time the football was ` heeled' back from the line. Frank's father was good at this and was named'King of the Heelers' or'King' for short; this nickname was transferred to Frank. Clancy played for junior teams in the Ottawa area and began his NHL career in his hometown playing for the Senators, where he would establish himself among the league's top players helping the Senators to Stanley Cup wins in 1923 and 1927.

Although he was one of the smallest defencemen of his era, he was tough and fast and would not back down. According to Brian McFarlane, it was said that King Clancy started a thousand fights and never won one. During a March 31, 1923, Stanley Cup game against the Edmonton Eskimos, Clancy became the first hockey player to play all six positions during one game. In the third period, goaltender Clint Benedict was given a two-minute penalty. At the time, goalies served their own penalties. Not wanting to leave the net open, Clancy played goal for the two minutes. On October 11, 1930, coming off the most productive season of his career, with 17 goals and 40 points in 44 games with the Senators, Clancy was traded to the Maple Leafs, with Toronto manager Conn Smythe giving up $35,000 and two players for him. In his second season with the Leafs, Clancy helped. After a slow start to the 1936–37 season, Clancy announced his retirement six games into the season, he retired with 283 career points. In Clancy's last game, he represented the Montreal Maroons at the Howie Morenz Memorial Game in 1937.

The season after his retirement as a player, Clancy coached the Montreal Maroons before beginning an 11-year stint as an NHL referee. In 1949, the Montreal Canadiens hired Clancy to coach their American Hockey League farm team, the Cincinnati Mohawks, he was released after two losing seasons, rejoined the Maple Leafs organization as coach of the Leafs' AHL affiliate, the Pittsburgh Hornets. The Hornets had two outstanding seasons under Clancy, winning the Calder Cup as league champions in 1951–52, nearly repeating the following year, before losing the cup final in seven games. On the strength of that performance, Clancy was made head coach of the Maple Leafs for the 1953–54 season, he held the job for three years, however the team struggled, with each successive season worse than the one before it. He was appointed assistant general manager by his friend, Conn Smythe, although his responsibilities involved public relations at least as much as building a hockey team. Clancy was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958.

He remained assistant general manager-coach through the 1960s. When Imlach was fired in 1969, Clancy said he would leave with him, but was persuaded to stay with the Leafs and was made a vice-president, a decision which did not go over well with Imlach, although the two reconciled. After Harold Ballard took control of the Leafs during the 1971–72 season and Ballard became inseparable friends. Former Leafs player and assistant general manager Hap Day would say that Clancy was paid to do nothing by both Smythe and Ballard. During the 1971–72 season, Clancy stepped behind the Leafs' bench as acting coach for 15 games while head coach John McLellan recovered from a peptic ulcer. Clancy remained in the Leafs' front office for the rest of his life. In 1986, he had an operation to remove his gallbladder, however infection from the gallbladder seeped into his body during the operation at which he went into septic shock, he died November 10, 1986, at age 84 and was buried in Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery in Toronto, Ontario.

Clancy was associated with professional hockey for 65 years at the time of his death, a record since equaled by Marcel Pronovost, the longest such tenure in NHL history. He was the last surviving member of the 1922–23 Stanley Cup championship-winning Ottawa Senators. Named to NHL First All-Star Team in 1931 and 1934. Named to NHL Second All-Star Team in 1932 and 1933. Stanley Cup champion – 1923, 1927, 1932 Stanley Cup champion 1962, 1964, 1967 Calder Cup – 1952 Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame – 1958 Inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame – 1975 Inducted into Ontario Sports Hall of Fame – 1998 Number 7 retired by the Toronto Maple Leafs. While playing for the Leafs, Tim Horton wore the number 7, the same number worn by King Clancy from 1931–32 to 1936–37; the team declared both Horton and Clancy honoured players at a ceremony on November 21, 1995, but did not retire the number 7 from team use. In 2016 the Maple Leafs retired all their Honoured Numbers. In 1998, he was ranked number 52 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.

In January 2017, Clancy was part of the first group of players to be named one of