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Thousands brave the rain to see Pope Francis in Knock

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The rain fell at a steady drizzle from the early hours of the morning, but that did not put off the thousands of pilgrims who made their way to Knock Shrine to greet Pope Francis.

Rapid transport for Pope Francis during his visit

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A carefully modified Skoda Rapid will transport Pope Francis during his visit to Ireland.

The boy who burnt his hand

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On Sunday evening March 25 1866, the two children of the schoolmaster Mr St George, were playing near the fire together in the Mission School (now Scoil Fhursa), when suddenly there was an explosion. The elder child burnt his hand. His injuries put him into a ‘very precarious position’. I am not sure how serious that was, but the story took an insidious turn when it was given out that ‘some malicious person climbed on the roof, and threw a packet of gunpowder down the chimney.’

Corless rejects invitation to Pope's civic reception

Historian Catherine Corless has declined an invitation to a civic reception for Pope Francis at Dublin Castle this Saturday.

Hundreds of thousands of views for video on Tuam mother and baby home

A five minute video portraying the scandal of the Tuam mother and baby home has received hundreds of thousands of views on Facebook.

Knock Novena in preparation for the visit of Pope Francis

This year will be the 41st celebration of the Novena and is such an important year as many prepare the way for the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Shrine as part of the world meeting of families in Dublin.

Knock Novena preparing the way for Pope Francis

This year will be the 41st celebration of the Novena and is such an important year as many prepare the way for the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Shrine as part of the world meeting of families in Dublin.

‘Rather than die, the people submitted’

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The Great Famine of 1845 - 49 hit Achill Island particularly hard. Given the poor quality of its soil there was little or no alternative to the potato crop which failed throughout those years. Once the severity of the calamity became apparent, and that help from the government was begrudging and insufficient, there was a sensible coming together of Protestant and Catholic clergy to try to calm and feed the people.

‘Rather than die, the people submitted’

Week V

Victims of a sectarian war

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Week III

 

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