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Galway abbey launches restoration fundraiser

The Abbey of St Francis was built in 1836 and dedicated to ‘The Immaculate Conception’ - the first church in Ireland to bear this title.


The Holy Family were refugees in Egypt: Bishop

“Once again the ugly consequences of war have caused multitudes of good people to take great risks as they seek refuge in foreign lands.”


US Franciscans pay tribute to pioneering Irish friars

Delegation from St Francis University trace the footsteps of six friars who left Connemara in 1847 and established one of the most prestigious universities in the US.


Crisis as 71 families become homeless in April

Of the 71 families referred to Focus Ireland by four Dublin authorities, 63 had never been homeless before.


Papal blessing to be transmitted via radio Mass

"In effect, it is the same as if Pope Francis himself said the Mass and gave the blessing”.


SVP rejects criticisms over Galway LBGT funding

Amach! group invites Bishop Drennan to meet members and hear about their work and plans.


Work of SVP project featured in radio documentary

Programme highlights impact of Croí na Gaillimhe centre on more than 400 people.

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