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Galway to march in solidarity with the Rohingya people

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In the past two weeks, anything up to 370,000 Rohingya people have fled their homes in Myanmar, crossing into Bangladesh, to escape the Burmese military, and what the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has called a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

A history of Reek Sunday

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In 1432, Pope Eugene IV issued a document that lay in obscurity deep within the Vatican vaults for centuries. When the doors of the archives and library of the Holy See were thrown open during the papacy of Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903), the British government sent a team of historians to transcribe everything they could find relating to Ireland. As a result of that investigative trawl, the well-known historian William Henry Grattan Flood presented Dr John Healy, Archbishop of Tuam, with a medieval document that detailed Rome’s official 15th century stance regarding the Croagh Patrick pilgrimage. The document, dated 27 September 1432, states, “Pope Eugene IV grants to the Archbishop of Tuam [at the time Seán Mac Feorais, aka John de Bermingham] an indulgence of two years and two quarantines [one quarantine was a penance of 40 days], on the usual conditions, for those penitents who visit and give alms toward the repair of the fabric of the chapel of St Patrick on the mountain which is called Croagh Patrick: this indulgence to be gained on the Sunday preceding the Feast of St Peter’s Chains [August 1]: because on that day a great multitude resorts thither to venerate St Patrick in the said chapel.” Archbishop Healy revived the old tradition of pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick and built the present church on its summit in 1905. But the history of the pilgrimage goes back further than the 1400s.

Remembering the people’s poet

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Patrick Kavanagh never spoke about poetry or literature to his friends. The Monaghan born poet and novelist, who grew up on a small farm, was more inclined to talk about everyday news, politics, Marilyn Monroe, horse racing, and goodlooking, rich women or medical students who caught his eye. And there were quite a few of these!

Historic Aer Lingus flight to New York departs from Ireland West Airport

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A group of men and women from the west of Ireland, led by Fr Richard Gibbons, Rector of the Knock shrine, have set out to re-inter the remains of John Curry, the youngest person to witness the Knock apparition of 1879.

Historic Aer Lingus charter to New York takes to the skies from Ireland West Airport

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Monday was a remarkable day for the people of Knock and the Irish diaspora in New York as Fr Richard Gibbons, PP and rector of Knock Shrine, led a group out from Ireland West Airport to New York on Aer Lingus, in glorious sunshine.

Historic Aer Lingus charter to New York takes to the skies from Ireland West Airport

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Yesterday was a remarkable day for the people of Knock and the Irish diaspora in New York as Fr. Richard Gibbons, P.P., and Rector of Knock Shrine led a group out from Ireland West Airport to New York with Aer Lingus in glorious sunshine.

The Bishop’s blanket

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Week IV

The day Bishop Casey challenged America’s power

Week III

Events that must have haunted Bishop Casey

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Week II

The Seven Last Words of Christ

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THE SEVEN Last Words of Christ, Haydn’s celebrated work, exploring Christ’s anguish on the cross, and more broadly, on suffering and the human condition, will be performed in Galway this month.

 

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