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Great Famine

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly chosen to lead historic Ballingarry Famine Walk

The walk is in memory of those who died and those who had to leave Ireland during the Great Famine. It also remembers William Smith MP, who tried to stage a moral force revolution in Ballingarry in 1848 in response to the Famine.

2017.07.22.

New film tells story of Muslim aid to Ireland during the Famine

The insignia of Drogheda United Football Club depicts a Turkish star and crescent moon in recognition of the generosity of the Turkish Sultan who came to the aid of Ireland.

2016.09.22.

Rising is a reminder of the danger of deafness

"What lessons can be learnt ... in order to shape an Ireland that is confidently inclusive, peaceful, just, compassionate and prosperous?"

2016.01.20.

Tipperary parish marks church’s 150th anniversary

Sunday Mass moved from 11am to 8am to facilitate those travelling to the All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Tipperary and Galway.

2015.08.15.

Special prayers to be said in Cloyne for refugees

“The loss of such high numbers of innocent lives at sea resonates strongly with the Irish experience of the ‘coffin ships’ during the time of the Great Famine” – Bishop Crean.

2015.08.09.

Bishop pays tribute to Irish Chaplaincy in Britain

“We can see from many current crises that no amount of policy will deter people from migrating," Bishop John Kirby said at the launch of 'Welcoming the Stranger' in London.

2015.05.29.

St Mel’s rises like a Phoenix from the ashes

After a massive €30 million renovation programme, using the latest building technology and the skills of master craftsmen and contemporary artists, St Mel’s Cathedral will be officially rededicated on Sunday 17 May 2015.

2015.02.05.

Rockwell College marks 150th anniversary

Archbishop of Cashel & Emly pays tribute to Spiritan story which began on 20 July 1864.

2014.07.23.
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