Robert Rafferty is another Acre boy, born and bred. Bob spent his adolescence at St. Pats, attending church, serving on the altar, and working in the rectory. Professionally, he worked for many years as an audio/video/multimedia engineer at iMediaAVM, serving large corporate clients. Always in awe of the church itself and the story of those who had been part of its history, he has never forgotten his roots. A man of many talents, Bob has combined his interest in music, photography, and graphic arts to create a new Acre documentary. Bob states, “I decided to embark on this project to give the future a proper view of the important history of the Irish community of Lowell.” Bob has done a splendid job in preserving, through digital capture, a series of films of St. Patrick Parish and the Acre taken by Rev. Supple during the 1920’s. This documentary contributes greatly to the preservation of the community established by our forbearers. His selfless dedication to this formidable task is surely deserving of this award. Bob, his wife and children still make the Acre their home.