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Some of the earliest Christian manuscripts have a very peculiar feature: they abbreviate the various names of God. We’re not sure why they did it, but their scribal practice has influenced Christian art down to our own times. The First ...

Churches are precious buildings. They’re full of memories, they give a home to vibrant communities, they welcome strangers, and they witness visibly to the hope that comes from knowing Jesus. Here’s what the Black Abbey, in Kilkenny, means to the ...

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’. He is Director of the Dominican Retreat Centre in Tallaght, and contributes to goodnews.ie. ...

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 ...

Ireland is home to a great many monuments erected in the late Stone Age. The Brownshill Dolmen in Co. Carlow is one of the finest examples, with a capstone weighing 100 tonnes. Later generations of Irish people struggled to understand ...

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 ...

Of all the early Irish saints, St Moling comes closest to the clichés associated with ‘Celtic Christianity’, especially in his appreciation of the natural world… Acknowledgments: We are grateful to the Office of Public Works for granting permission to film ...

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 ...

The ogham alphabet is used in all kinds of ways today, from tattoos to company logos, but its earliest recorded use is in inscriptions on standing stones. This inscription in Rathglass, Co. Carlow is particularly mysterious, and opens a window ...