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Roscrea remembers a heroic Jesuit

Roscrea Library is marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Fr Michael Bergin SJ, from nearby Fancroft, with an exhibition curated by Irish Jesuit Archives

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Fr Willie Doyle SJ – a lesson for Europe

Renowned journalist Robert Fisk has used the life and death of Irish war chaplain Fr Willie Doyle SJ, who died at Passchendaele in 1917, as an anti-Brexit morality tale.

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Jesuit life in Rathfarnham Castle

Province Assistant Archivist Damien Burke writes about Jesuit life in Rathfarnham Castle during the years of rebellion and revolution in Ireland.

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Following the Jesuit trail

For this year’s Heritage Week, archivist Damien Burke gave a number of walking tours focusing on sites of Jesuit history on the north-side of Dublin.

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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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28 SEP: Talk – Fr Michael Morrison SJ and the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

As part of the Dublin Festival of History, Damien Burke, Assistant Archivist of the Irish Jesuit Archives, is giving a talk on Irish Jesuit Fr Michael Morrison and the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Booking is required. Please contact Cabra library at 01 8691414 or email cabralibrary@dublincity.ie Damien Burke, a native of Cork, works in the Jesuit archives in Leeson Street, Dublin. ...

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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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