Birth of a nation

The Easter Rising in 1916 marked the beginning of the military struggle for independence which led eventually to the formation of the Irish Free State in 1922. Irish Jesuits, both during this period and since, have responded to the issues it has raised. The content here reflects this.

Bruce Bradley SJ, editor of Studies, talks about the journal’s contribution to Irish historical revisionism in the course of this interview on the occasion of its centenary celebrations.

Kevin Barry revisited

November 17, 2016

Former IRA bomber Shane Paul O'Doherty found echoes of Kevin Barry's life in his own, and wrote a play about the 'Belvedere Boy'

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Belvedere College SJ commemorates 1916

May 11, 2016

RTÉ's Joe Duffy was one of many who took part in Belvedere College SJ's 'Strong hearts stir', a commemoration of the 1916 Rising, on 29 and 30 April.

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Jesuits and the 1916 Rising

audio April 8, 2016

Damien Burke of Irish Jesuit archives has been researching the material in the archives concerning the role of the Jesuits in 1916 and their reaction to the Rising.

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Studies commemorates 1916

March 23, 2016

The Spring 2016 issue of 'Studies' contains many articles which probe the values and significance of the 1916 Rising.

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Joseph Mallin SJ receives freedom of the city

March 20, 2016

Fr Joseph Mallin SJ (102), last surviving child of an executed leader of the 1916 Rising, has received the freedom of the city of Dublin at a ceremony in Hong...

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1916: Remembering the Rising

January 28, 2016

A number of Jesuit responses to this year's commemoration of the 1916 Rising have emerged in recent days, most notably Seamus Murphy SJ's critical view in the Irish Times.

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‘From Easter Week to Flanders Field’

April 15, 2015

John Delaney SJ walked the streets of Dublin during Easter Week 1916 and served as a chaplain in WWI. His story is told in Jesuit historian Thomas Morrissey's latest book.

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