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Spirituality on the up

Milltown Institute’s programmes in Applied Spirituality are consistently the most subscribed postgraduate courses. The External Examiner for the programmes last year, Peter Tyler from St. Mary’s University College, London, emphasised that they are the only ones of their kind in Britain and Ireland. Traditionally the domain of religious and priests, they now attract professionals in the fields of medicine, social ...

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50 years of pioneering education

St. Declan’s School, which caters for children with mild levels of emotional and behavioural difficulties, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Founded in 1958 by Irish Jesuits, it is a pioneering venture in the area of specialised education. Many children have spent time at the school, on Northumberland Road in Dublin 4, when mainstream schooling has not suited their ...

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Clongowes Seconds come in first

The Jesuit colleges scored another victory in the Leinster schools rugby competitions this year. Clongowes Wood college’s Junior Cup Team Seconds showed their class by beating Blackrock college 12-5. They won the Junior Seconds league cup in what was an exciting final in Donnybrook rugby grounds. The team, pictured here with the cup, had only lost one match during the ...

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Untangling the web of 19th century inter-church relations

Oliver Rafferty SJ, who taught at various colleges in England, Ireland and the United States, has just brought out a new academic work about Catholicism in 19th Century Ireland. The Catholic Church and the Protestant State: Nineteenth-century Irish realities pays particular attention to the deep complexities and ironies in the relationship between the Catholic Church and the various Protestant churches ...

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Clongowes students become teachers

12 students from Clongowes will be visiting JRS on Thursday 7 February. These 12 students have completed Teaching English as a Foreign Language accreditation. They will be participating in a workshop at JRS on Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Ireland. They will then observe Belvedere students tutoring asylum seekers and refugees in TEFL, as they do each Thursday morning. The ...

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Bob McGoran Centre opens in Galway

Colaiste Iognaid’s new Bob McGoran Centre for special needs students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was officially launched recently. Dedicated to Bob McGoran SJ, a former headmaster who took a great interest in helping people with special needs, the new centre opened with two students. It is staffed by one full-time and one part-time teacher from the college and two ...

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Milltown welcomes adult learners to come and look

Working in tandem with the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival, the Milltown Institute is holding an Open Evening on Tuesday 5 February to introduce its adult education courses. It extends an invitation to all comers to “explore your questions about Spirituality, Philosophy and Theology in an open friendly environment”. At 6.15pm and again at 7.15pm, there will be a short presentation ...

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Galway rows

A former student at the Coláiste Iognáid was one of the 14-man rowing crew which broke the record for the fastest transatlantic crossing. Ray Carroll has been rowing since he attended Galway’s Jesuit school and has represented Ireland in the World junior championships, the World University games, and won gold for Ireland in the European rowing championships. When his crew ...

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Archbishop commends Institute for decades of engaging with culture

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, paid tribute to the work of religious in building Irish society. Speaking at a mass to launch Milltown Institutes’s celebration of forty years, the archbishop said that the Jesuits were among the groups that contributed to Irish cultural renewal. Drawing on Milltown’s history, he encouraged students and faculty to continue to find ways to ...

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Marking 40 years of Milltown

The Milltown Institute celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. This jubilee will be marked by a series of special lectures throughout the year. The opening Jubilee celebration takes place on 14 January, with Mass at 7.30pm celebrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. After this, both Dr Christopher O’Donnell OCarm and Dr Una Agnew SSL will address the subject ‘Keeping the memory’. ...

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