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Glendalough’s refreshing silence must be protected, says Archbishop of Dublin

Glendalough is still a place where prayer, silence and pilgrimage can be a lifesaving moment of respite, says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.


Knockatemple Bell now part of the National Hand-bell Collection

The 9th century artefact is described as a “square headed bell in iron, consisting of two portions the halves being riveted together; there are also traces of bronze plating”.


Archbishop Martin condemns “depravity” of recent shootings

"Those who perpetrate and sponsor such violence merit nothing but rejection and disdain. They belong behind bars and their business of death must be undermined and destroyed.”


St Laurence O’Toole: 900-year-old lessons for our time

The 12th century Irish saint was heavily involved in the events of his time – but he still found time to go on an annual 40-day prayer retreat.


Palestinian church leader appeals for support for peace efforts

“Millions of tourists come to Israel to visit the holy sites without recognising that there is a living community of Christ – the Living Stones. It is so important that you visit us" - Canon Hatem Shehadeh.


Catholic network dedicated to promoting Laudato Si visits Ireland

“This meeting comes a week after a bishops’ retreat in Knock focusing on Laudato Sí. It also comes as the Irish parliament voted to end climate damaging fossil fuel exploration."


2017 Camino de Glendalough pilgrims to receive passport stamp

Route follows the ancient pilgrim path of St Kevin’s Way from St Kevin’s Church in Hollywood to the monastic city in Glendalough.


Man who has carried 12-foot cross through 176 countries visits Ireland

Keith Wheeler has been travelling around the world with his cross for over thirty years as a pilgrim of peace with a message of reconciliation and love.


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.


Clare County Council to manage Holy Island

Holy Island in Lough Derg is one of the most important historical and ecclesiastical sites in Ireland and has important links to Brian Ború.


Young people enrich their faith at Magis 2014

Ignatian influenced ventures challenge young people from 18 nationalities to put their faith into action.


Liam Lawton fulfills orchestral album dream

Renowned Irish singer and song writer releases new album called Lumina.


Church must learn to be a recognisable place of integrity

Archbishop Martin ordains a new deacon for Dublin.

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