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Father Michael of Glendalough

People of Note: Journeying with Michael Rodgers

People of Note: Journeying with Michael Rodgers

Father Michael of Glendalough ,

A Learning Experience Michael’s journey to Glendalough and the Tearmann Spirituality Centre began many years before he stepped foot onto its soil. In the 1960s, he was ordained and sent to Kenya as a missionary to build up the Diocese of Kitui which was still very new at the time. While there, he quickly realised

Saints of Ireland- Ciaran of Clonmacnoise

Saints of Ireland: Ciaran of Clonmacnoise

Saints of Ireland: Ciaran of Clonmacnoise

Saints of Ireland- Ciaran of Clonmacnoise ,

The Irish Saint Ciaran is remembered as the founder of Clonmacnoise, one of the greatest monasteries in Ireland. He is also numbered among the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. This group of 6th century monks studied under Saint Finnian at the famous school at Clonard Abbey in County Meath. Later, each played an important role in

The Voice of the Irish

Book Review: The Voice of the Irish by Michael Staunton

Book Review: The Voice of the Irish by Michael Staunton

The Voice of the Irish ,

Michael Staunton’s The Voice of the Irish, The Story of Christian Ireland is an overarching scan of Christianity in Ireland, its impact and influence within the Irish people throughout the ages. The book reads very objectively, beginning from the Celts in prehistoric Ireland on up through the time of the “troubles” in Northern Ireland in the

Celtic Ireland

Saints of Ireland: The Real Patrick

Saints of Ireland: The Real Patrick

Celtic Ireland ,

Origins of St. Patrick’s Day As early as the 9th or 10th century, the Irish observed March 17th as a religious holiday honoring Ireland’s patron saint who died on this date in 461 AD. By the 17th century, a tradition for observing Patrick’s saint day had been established that included attending mass in the morning

Five Minutes of Heaven

Five Minutes of Heaven – Film Review

Five Minutes of Heaven – Film Review

Five Minutes of Heaven ,

Released in 2008, starring Liam Neeson & James Nesbitt There are many true life stories of reconciliation springing from the Troubles in Northern Ireland. At the first Culture Honey Discussion Group last year, we began our discussion in part with an interview with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Maguire. She received the award for working toward peace in Northern

The Wilder Townhouse, Dublin

The Wilder Townhouse : Dublin, Ireland; Not Your Average Boutique Hotel

The Wilder Townhouse : Dublin, Ireland; Not Your Average Boutique Hotel

The Wilder Townhouse, Dublin ,

On the quiet corner of a busy city, just off Adelaide Road, sits The Wilder Townhouse. The hotel itself only opened its doors earlier last summer, but the building is a listed Victorian building – meaning it must be preserved and certain features like its red brick exterior cannot be altered. Its origin as “A