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The Irish Martyrs

Beatified Irish Martyrs

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ISBN13: 9781851828586

ISBN10: 9781851828586


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  • The beatified Irish martyrs are a selection of seventeen of the hundreds of bishops, priests, religious and laity, male and female, who died for their faith in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This volume presents the findings of the Historical Commission set up by the diocese of Dublin to examine the evidence for the beatification of the seventeen. The historical investigation of each martyr is based on sources (many of them newly discovered) indispensable for any historical research into that period, which are critically evaluated here for the first time.

    The Martyrs

    PATRICK OHEALY, a Franciscan bishop from Co. Leitrim
    CONN OROURKE, a Franciscan from the old Gaelic aristocratic family of Breifne
    DERMOT OHURLEY, archbishop of Cashel
    MARGARET BALL (nee Bermingham), arrested by her son, the lord mayor of Dublin
    PATRICK CAVANAGH and companions known as the Wexford Martyrs
    PATRICK OLOUGHRAN, a priest from Co. Tyrone
    CONOR ODEVANY, bishop of Down & Connor
    FRANCIS TAYLOR, former lord mayor of Dublin
    JOHN KEARNEY, a Franciscan priest from Cashel
    WILLIAM TIRRY, an Augustinian priest from Cork
    DOMINIC COLLINS, a Jesuit from Youghal, Co. Cork
    MAURICE MACKENRAGHTY, from Limerick, chaplain to the earl of Desmond
    TERENCE ALBERT OBRIEN, a Dominican, bishop of Emly, from Limerick
    PETER HIGGINS, a Dominican, prior at Naas, from Dublin

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