Category: Irish Heritage

An Irish Bishop Who Died in Italy

Blessed Thaddeus McCarthy We kept today the commemoration of Blessed Thaddeus Machar (McCarthy). When we first began following the Irish Sanctoral, and I had to...

Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick’s Day in Ireland Today is my fifth Saint Patrick’s Day in Ireland. Silverstream Priory is not very far from the famous Hill of...

Brigid’s Bright Burning Chastity

The Mary of the Gael Today is the feast of Saint Brigid, the Mary of the Gael, born just north of Silverstream in Faughart, County...

Martyrs Close to Home

The photograph shows statues of the martyrs Blessed Margaret Ball and Blessed Francis Taylor at Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin. We keep their feast today....