Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Restoration of the Jesuits in Ireland – conference

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To mark the bi-centenary of the restoration of the Jesuits in Ireland (1814), the Catholic Historical Society of Ireland and the Irish Jesuit Province are hosting a two-day conference in Belvedere College, Dublin 1, on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 September.

Under the Influence: the Jesuits in Ireland includes a programme of presentations on the Jesuits involvement and position on political violence, the Irish language, the Easter Rising, World War I, the labour movement, the sciences, and art and architecture.

The conference gets underway at 2pm on the Friday with a keynote speech at 7:15pm by Roisin Duffy, RTÉ Producer of 'Fr Browne’s Forgotten War'. This will be followed by the launch of a book based on research in the Irish Jesuit Archives, Irish Jesuit Chaplains in the First World War.

The second day of the conference sees a full day of lectures from 9.30am to 5pm.

Both the conference and the book launch are free to attend and open to all, but you need to register in advance by emailing