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Irishmen have long fought for pay in foreign armies, but did you know that in 1860 a large number of Irishmen signed up to fight in the Pope’s army? They were motivated, it seems, not by financial gain but by ...

Fr Donagh O’Shea OP is a Dominican friar, potter, and writer. He is the author of ‘Go Down to the Potter’s House: A Journey into Meditation’ (https://tinyurl.com/bdewv277). He is Director of the Dominican Retreat Centre in Tallaght, and contributes to ...

After centuries of persecution, often intense, the Irish Catholic community was at a low point in the late eighteenth century. Its revival depended on the perseverance of pastors like Fr Daniel Delany (later bishop), who worked closely with the flock ...

Fr Donagh O’Shea OP is a Dominican friar, potter, and writer. He is the author of ‘Go Down to the Potter’s House: A Journey into Meditation’ (https://tinyurl.com/bdewv277). He is Director of the Dominican Retreat Centre in Tallaght, and contributes to ...

Bodies of water plays a huge part in the stories of the Bible, from the Red Sea to the River Jordan. When Christianity spread to Ireland, it was natural for the rivers and springs of this island to be reconceived ...

Fr Donagh O’Shea OP is a Dominican friar, potter, and writer. He is the author of ‘Go Down to the Potter’s House: A Journey into Meditation’ (https://tinyurl.com/bdewv277). He is Director of the Dominican Retreat Centre in Tallaght, and contributes to ...

James Warren Doyle (1786–1834) was an energetic bishop, pioneering educationalist, early sociologist, passionate writer, and champion of the poor people of Ireland. He is, quite simply, a giant of modern Ireland. Acknowledgments: We are grateful also to Fr Thomas O’Byrne ...

Fr Donagh O’Shea OP is a Dominican friar, potter, and writer. He is the author of ‘Go Down to the Potter’s House: A Journey into Meditation’ (https://tinyurl.com/bdewv277). He is Director of the Dominican Retreat Centre in Tallaght, and contributes to ...

In 1940 a scholar of early Christianity was working his way through an ancient papyrus manuscript and found something astonishing: the only surviving fragment of the preaching of a major 2nd-century bishop, Melito of Sardis. The First Fragments exhibition runs ...