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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.

Making headway in the Archives

DAMIEN BURKE :: The pandemic lockdown made it possible to bring forward the plan to put the Irish Jesuit archive catalogue online.

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Jesuits and the influenza, 1918-19

Jesuits and their schools were not immune to the ravages of the influenza outbreak which killed 100 million people just after World War I

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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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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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