books.ie

Skip to Main Content »

Currency
£ $
 
Shopping Cart (0 item)
My Cart

You have no items in your shopping cart.

You're currently on:

From Channel Row to Cabra: Dominican Nuns and their Times, 1717-1820

From Channel Row to Cabra: Dominican Nuns and their Times, 1717-1820

Sr Máire M. Kealy OP

Availability: In stock

-
+
Gift wrap available

Regular Price: $23.48

Special Price $2.35

This is the story of a group of Dominican women who came to Dublin from Galway in 1717, set up a new foundation with a boarding school for girls and a retirement home for ladies.

This is the story of a group of Dominican women who came to Dublin from Galway in 1717, set up a new foundation with a boarding school for girls and a retirement home for ladies.

This is the framework within which the author sets out the difficulties, hardships, and successes of Mary Bellew and her community. Mary herself and her companions were from the Anglo-Irish landed gentry whose families were able to keep their lands after the debacle of James II's disastrous defeat at the Boyne.

The nuns lived in the era of the Penal Laws when they were liable to harassment from the authorities, the worry of financial ruin, falling numbers of boarders and community members. However, they survived to move on to Clontarf and Cabra; by 1819 only five nuns survived. From that remnant in the nineteenth century off-shoots have sprung up in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Louisiana and the Cabra convent and Congregation have survived all these vicissitudes.

Additional Information

Author Sr Máire M. Kealy OP
Publisher Columba Press
Publication date 31 Mar 2010
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781856076937

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

Contact Us

Email: contactus@books.ie

Phone: +353 (45) 880806

Facebook  Twitter  Pintrest

Also check out our BLOG

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To opt-out of cookie use find out more here.
X