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Book Review: The Preacher and the Prelate: The Achill Mission Colony and the Battle for Souls in Famine Ireland | The Irish Story

20/07/2018 Comments off

By Patricia Byrne Published by Merrion Press, Newbridge, 2018 ISBN: 9781785371721 Reviewer: Gordon O’Sullivan “His was a crusade that failed to touch the sinews of empathy, as a powerful vision dissolved in sectarianism and a praiseworthy idealism was seduced by the commercial dictates of landlordism and property
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Conflict and the Colony

03/07/2018 Comments off

BOOKS ‘The Preacher And The Prelate’ is a riveting read about the impact of Rev Edward Nangle on Achill Island life during famine times
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The Preacher and the Prelate review: an absorbing story about a sordid episode

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The Preacher and the Prelate review: an absorbing story about a sordid episode
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Women and the Achill Mission Colony

07/09/2015 Comments off

Earlier this year I was back in Achill for my favourite arts festival, the Heinrich Boll Memorial Weekend where one of the themes was the Achill Mission Colony and I was delighted to give a talk on the role of women at the Colony. A version of this paper has now been published in the online publication Irish Story.Eliza Nangle's burial spot, Dugort

Graves Apart

10/09/2013 Comments off

Graves Apart

The controversial evangelist Edward Nangle died 130 years ago this week and is buried in Deansgrange Cemetery, Dublin. Almost two hundred miles away, the remains of his first wife Eliza and five of their children are interred on the slopes of Slievemore Mountain, Achill Island; the Achill Mission project of the mid-nineteenth century took a heavy toll on her and her children. 

See my piece in today’s Irish Times Irishwoman’s Diary here.

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