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Overview of Bom Sucesso Archives

24/09/2018

Overview of Bom Sucesso Archives

Bom Sucesso is a fascinating resource for Irish Studies scholars!!

The archive hosts some 234 boxes and a library of over 3000 books. Many of the documents in the archive had to be copied from other sources as the originals disappeared or were destroyed in various catastrophes and revolutions throughout the centuries.  A sister from Dublin, Mother Cecilia Murray spent her life writing to archive repositories everywhere to get copies of documents, to the Vatican, to the Dominican friars in Corpo Santo (in Lisbon itself), to the archives in the University of Coimbra, to the National Archives here and many other places where she felt might have copies of some documents.  She succeeded in rescuing the history of the place from oblivion and we Dominican sisters today owe her a great deal.  Bom Sucesso was a Dominican convent founded in 1639 by Father Dominic O´Daly for women who wished to become Dominicans but were unable to do so in the Ireland of the time.  The convent survived through war, earthquakes, and revolutions down to 2016 when the last four sisters left for Ireland.  They left behind a thriving school, a social centre and a crèche.  It was the only surviving Irish convent on the Continent of Europe from 1914 up until 2016.  It still is an extremely busy and lively place and full of the atmosphere that goes with a long and hallowed tradition and history. 

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 HIMSELF IN EXILE: introducing

19/09/2018

HIMSELF IN EXILE: introducing

"This is a project gathering memories of childhood during times of unrest in Northern Ireland, from the late 60s to 1990s. Would you like to contribute? I would like to do short interviews with people who were kids at the time..."

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Inside The UCD Common Room Club

13/09/2018

Inside The UCD Common Room Club

Nice little student paper article regarding a much-cherished institution in Dublin and Irish academia: the UCD Common Room Club...

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3 Funded International PhD Scholarships at Queen's University Belfast for January 2019 start

12/09/2018

3 Funded International PhD Scholarships at Queen's University Belfast for January 2019 start

3 Funded International PhD Scholarships at Queen's University Belfast for January 2019 start

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Learn about Irishness through books by Irish authors

11/09/2018

Learn about Irishness through books by Irish authors

The Guardian book clinic has recently sparked a bit of a discussion about the questions how one can get to know Ireland based on reading books from the Emerald Isle. The response from book clinic author JP O'Malley might have been rather imbalanced, which lead to many critical responses not only on social media but also in Irish newspapers. Please find below some links to the article in questions as well as to responses printed in the Irish Times...

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Books from NI: Wendy Erskine's

11/09/2018

Books from NI: Wendy Erskine's "Sweet Home"

How a teacher’s book of short stories, all set in her native east Belfast and inspired by the likes of Smash Hits, is already one of the year’s standout debuts...

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Conference Annoucement: “Towards Transitional Justice: Recognition, Truth-telling, and Institutional Abuse in Ireland”

11/09/2018

Conference Annoucement: “Towards Transitional Justice: Recognition, Truth-telling, and Institutional Abuse in Ireland”

Save the Date: “Towards Transitional Justice: Recognition, Truth-telling, and Institutional Abuse in Ireland,” a conference at Boston College, 1-2 November 2018

This conference will consider the international best practice for responding to historical abuse by presenting case studies of the Irish State’s response to abuse in industrial and reformatory schools, Magdalene Laundries, Mother and Baby Homes, and related institutions...

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If the Troubles return after Brexit, it won't just be because of the Irish border issue

03/09/2018

If the Troubles return after Brexit, it won't just be because of the Irish border issue

Interesting opinion piece on the Troubles, Brexit and the inner-Irish border.

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Announcing the Keough-Naughton Library Research Award in Irish Studies

03/09/2018

Announcing the Keough-Naughton Library Research Award in Irish Studies

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and Notre Dame International are delighted to announce the new Keough-Naughton Library Research Award in Irish Studies.This award provides grant funding for scholars to use the collections of the Hesburgh Libraries for research in Irish studies.

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Book launch: Seoladh Leabhar in Ionad Cuairteoirí Ard Oifig an Phoist

30/08/2018

Book launch: Seoladh Leabhar in Ionad Cuairteoirí Ard Oifig an Phoist

 Ceannródaí is the biography of Louise Gavan Duffy who was born near Nice in 1884 and came to live in Dublin in 1907...
    Written by Irish Itinerary artist Celia de Fréine.

 

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