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Book Launch: Tracing the cultural legacy of Irish Catholicism

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Manchester University Press are pleased to invite you to the paperback launch of Tracing the Cultural Legacy of Irish Catholicism: From Galway to Cloyne and beyond edited by Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien

The guest of honour will be John Littleton, Director of The Priory Institute, Tallaght.


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This book traces the steady decline in Irish Catholicism from the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1979 up to the Cloyne report into clerical sex abuse in that diocese in 2011. The young people awaiting the Pope's address in Galway were entertained by two of Ireland's most charismatic clerics, Bishop Eamon Casey and Fr Michael Cleary, both of whom were subsequently revealed to have been engaged in romantic liaisons at the time.

The decades that followed the Pope's visit were characterised by the increasing secularisation of Irish society. Boasting an impressive array of contributors from various backgrounds and expertise, the essays in the book attempt to trace the exact reasons for the progressive dismantling of the cultural legacy of Catholicism and the consequences this has had on Irish society.

'A new book on the issue, Tracing the Cultural Legacy of Irish Catholicism, is highly readable. This timely study is to be recommended.'
Mark Patrick Hederman is a monk of Glenstal Abbey in Limerick, The Irish Times, 27/05/2017

The book will be available to purchase at the event.

We look forward to seeing you on the 5th!

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