Brothers of the People: 400 years of Capuchin Franciscan Service in Ireland

//Brothers of the People: 400 years of Capuchin Franciscan Service in Ireland

As part of the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Capuchin Franciscan Friars in Ireland, the Irish Capuchin Archives in conjunction with the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute (UCD) will hold a one day conference in Saint Mary of the Angels, Church Street, Dublin 7 on Saturday 27 February from 10.30am to 5.30pm.

This commemorative conference will be a public history event and it is expected to attract a diverse audience interested in the deep connection between the Capuchin Friars and key events in Irish history during the past four centuries.

Topics and speakers will include:

  • Dr John McCafferty (UCD) Fr Nicholas Archbold and the early Irish Capuchins in Dublin
  • Father Mícheál Mac Craith OFM (Collegio San Isidoro) Friar Nugent and the Franciscans: a not so friendly rivalry.
  • Dr John Borgonovo (UCC) The Exile, Death, and Repatriation of Father Dominic O’Connor, 1922-1958.
  • Dr Conor Mulvagh (UCD) Father Columbus Murphy and his personal narrative on the 1916 Rising.
  • Sonya Perkins (Irish Arts Review) Where and what is Ireland? – Father Senan Moynihan and Capuchin Annual
  • Ruth Sheehy (TCD) The Illustrations of Richard King for the Capuchin Annual, 1940-72.
  • Father Kieran Shorten OFM Cap. (Church Street Friary) A history of Irish Capuchin missionary work in Africa.

Entrance to the conference is free and all are welcome.

No booking is necessary but queries can be directed to capuchinarchives@gmail.com

2017-05-19T15:27:48+00:00 February 24th, 2016|News|