Father Patrick Lavelle (1825-1861) – The Patriot Priest of Partry.

Father Patrick Lavelle (1825-1861) – The Patriot Priest of Partry.

‘Stop right there’, shouted the constable. Father Lavelle froze, his long black cloak swirling in the autumn breeze. The Galway train was slowly cranking up, spewing thick clouds of coal smoke onto the colonnaded platform of Dublin’s Broadstone Station. Through the...
St. Columba (521-592) – the Making of a Missionary

St. Columba (521-592) – the Making of a Missionary

The story of the feisty Donegal missionary who brought Christianity to Pictish Scotland, after a devastating battle in Ireland, plus Iona’s links to Lindisfarne … and how a court case that he was embroiled in set a useful precedent for anyone advocating...