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'When I talk to Catholics on the street, I find we have a lot of common ground'

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The papal visit this weekend will see plenty of celebratory flags and bunting on show but the Ireland of today is very different to the one which greeted John Paul II in 1979. One small, yet vivid, symbol of our changed country is the advocacy group Atheist Ireland, founded in 2008, and which has some 500 subscribers, as well as 13,000 likes on its Facebook page.

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.

Saint’s great-grandson to bring relic to World Meeting of Families ceremony in Galway Cathedral

The World Meeting of Families 2018 will be officially opened with a ceremony in Galway Cathedral on Tuesday August 21 at 7:30pm.

‘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.

Cannon backs Bruton in religious opt-out directive

Minister Ciaran Cannon has voiced his support for Minister Richard Bruton`s directive for students who opt out of religious instruction in State-run secondary schools to be timetabled for other subjects.

Six boys and the Achill Mission

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In the summer of 1840 two of London’s most prolific writers and journalists, Mr and Mrs S C Hall, set out from London for an ambitious tour of Ireland. They would later publish their journey and observations in Ireland - its Scenery and Character, a best selling three volume snap-shot of Ireland, sumptuously illustrated by engravings created by the best artists of its time*. It is a treasured collector’s item today.

Victims of a sectarian war

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Even though it was in the furthermost parish of Archbishop MacHale’s large Tuam archdiocese, once he realised the permanency and the extent of the Protestant settlement on Achill Island (built and directed by the fervent Rev Edward Nangle in the 1830s),* the archbishop was consumed with fury. He waged a belated but rather terrifying campaign to have it scorned and ignored by the island’s 6,000 residents.

Still time to volunteer for Galway arts festival 2018

The Galway International Arts Festival gets underway this Monday, July 16, but there is still time to volunteer at the festival - the largest to date in the event's 41 year history.

Council calls for ratification of The Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs

The Galway City Council will call on the Government to ratify The Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs.

 

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