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Damien Burke

dburke_02Damien is the Assistant Archivist of the Irish Jesuit Province. Originally from Cork, he now lives in Dublin with his wife and young family.

A sparrow to fall

Damien Burke :: A new BBC documentary on the Battle of the Somme explores the letters, postcards and personal possessions of Jesuit chaplain Fr Willie Doyle held at the Irish Jesuit Archives.

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Anzac, archives and the bullshit detector

DAMIEN BURKE :: Six Jesuits, five of them Irish-born, served with the Anzac forces at Gallipoli. There are good reasons to commemorate this ill-fated event. Jingoism, however, is not one of them.

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