Damien Burke


Damien Burke is the Archivist of the Irish Jesuit Province. Originally from Cork, he now lives in Dublin with his wife and young family.

Digital preservation of religious collections

August 16, 2022

DAMIEN BURKE :: The Irish Jesuit Archives were involved in a conference on the digital preservation for the arts, social sciences and humanities in Dublin.

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Irish Jesuits and the London IRA, 1921

February 8, 2021

Damien Burke :: Archival background on Fr William McElligott SJ, whose IRA service medal for the War of Independence years was gifted to the Irish Province recently

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Making headway in the Archives

September 15, 2020

DAMIEN BURKE :: The pandemic lockdown made it possible to bring forward the plan to put the Irish Jesuit archive catalogue online.

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The last parting: Jesuits and Armistice

November 11, 2018

DAMIEN BURKE :: For Jesuit chaplains in the First World War, Armistice Day meant decisions had to be made.

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Jesuits and the influenza, 1918-19

November 6, 2018

Jesuits and their schools were not immune to the ravages of the influenza outbreak which killed 100 million people just after World War I

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A sparrow to fall

June 29, 2016

Damien Burke :: A new BBC documentary on the Battle of the Somme explores the letters, postcards and personal possessions of Jesuit chaplain Fr Willie Doyle held at the Irish...

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Anzac, archives and the bullshit detector

May 6, 2015

DAMIEN BURKE :: Six Jesuits, five of them Irish-born, served with the Anzac forces at Gallipoli. There are good reasons to commemorate this ill-fated event. Jingoism, however, is not one...

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