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Former Provost of Trinity College visits his alma mater in Claremorris

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Dr John Hegarty, former Provost of Trinity College and past-pupil of St Colman's College, recently visited the college recently to speak to sixth year students.

Cyclists to travel from Maynooth to Galway tomorrow to raise funds for the Coombe Hospital

Some 200 cyclists are due to arrive in Galway tomorrow (Friday) evening as they complete a day-long cycle from Co Kildare in aid of the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital.

Lacken Cross snatch National Cup title

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St Patrick’s College, Lacken Cross, made up for last season’s bitter disappointment by defeating newcomers Ard Scoil Chiaráin Naofa of Clara in a pulsating tie in the AUL Complex on Wednesday afternoon.

Knock gets ready for influx of pilgrims for annual novena

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The village of Knock is preparing for an influx of up to 120,000 to 150,000 people next week during the National Novena to Our Lady of Knock - which will run from Monday, August 14, to Wednesday, August 23. The annual novena at the Marian Shrine is one of the biggest events to draw people into the county each year and this year is no different. This year is the 40th year of the National Novena to Our Lady of Knock, the original intention behind the Novena was to recognise the unique role that Knock has to play in the life of the Irish church. The theme of this year's pilgrimage is 'Living Life to the Full' and there will be a number of guest speakers, and daily workshops along with services taking place over the nine days of the novena. Ceremonies will take place at 3pm and 8.30pm and workshops at 12 noon and 6pm each day.

Former barrister to make history as first priest to be ordained in Oranmore

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A former barrister will be ordained to the priesthood in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Oranmore on Sunday at 3pm.

Salthill born Canon to oversee Galway diocese until new bishop is appointed

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A Salthill man who was ordained to the priesthood in 1982 was appointed diocesan administrator earlier this week.

The extraordinary life of Fr James McDyer

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An Grianán Theatre, Donegal presents I Would Walk These Fields Again at Roscommon Arts Centre this Thursday, May 19 at 8pm. The play is based on the extraordinary life of Father James McDyer, a revolutionary Christian communist who arrived in the parish of Glencolmcille in County Donegal in 1951.

The young priest who cried for two days in Carna

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I hope the recent scandals in the Catholic Church will not discourage the noble tradition of the cleric as the social champion of the people. It is time that we had their like to nail their colours to the mast once again. Growing up in the last century, I was familiar with such names as Fr James McDyer and his tireless campaign against the official neglect of Gleann Cholm Cile; and Canon George Quinn and his fight for better social housing. There were several others, who have spilled over into recent years, including Fr Peter McVerry and his fight for homeless people in Dublin, and Fr Harry Bohan and his belief in the staying power of families in rural Ireland. But the champion of them all, the priest with the soft voice and a twinkle in both eyes, was the indefatigable Monsignor James Horan. Not only did he re-design the village of Knock to make it more people friendly, he built schools, clinics, and a convent, and a vast basilica. He organised community water schemes, and forestry plantations, and built an impressive international airport in the bogs of Mayo. 

 

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