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Plato in Ballymun

justplato_01J.U.S.T., the Jesuit University Support and Training Project in Ballymun, run cultural programmes in addition to their work with undergraduates.   Director Kevin O’Higgins SJ launched a course of Philosophy for Beginners, hoping that he might interest a dozen students.  In the event 25 people attended the first session, and with a whetted appetite have continued to explore Plato’s “Republic” over the last two weeks.  They are reviving an august tradition, as the first non-university philosophical society in Ireland since a group that flourished round 1700 and included Bishop Berkeley and Narcissus Marsh of Marsh’s Library. Proficiat! Details from  www.justballymun.org