Edwin Butler Plaque, Kilkee A plaque was unveiled in Kilkee, Co. Clare this Tuesday in honour of a scientist who studied at Queen's College Cork (now University College Cork) and went on to be one of the greatest plant pathologists and mycologists of his generation.
The event at Kilkee Library, was organised to honor Sir Edwin John Butler FRS. Born in Kilkee in 1874, Butler went on to study medicine at Cork but never practiced. Developing an interest in fungi and plant pathology, he was eventually to become known as the "Father of Indian Plant Pathology" and the founding director of the Imperial Bureau of Mycology at Kew, London. This organization is now known as CABI our picture shows from Left:
helen Walsh, Clare County Liberian, Elaine Haugh, Mayor of Kilkee, His Excellency, the Indian Ambassador to Ireland Mr. Debasish Chakravarti & Mayor of Clare Cllr Pat Hayes