Worship, Welfare and War – St Matthew’s, Irishtown, Remembers

By Lynn Glanville

St Matthew's Irishtown tablet

The role of St Matthew’s Parish and the local community in Irishtown during the troubled years of 1914 to 1918 will be examined at a special lecture in St Matthew’s Church on Saturday November 8 at
2.30 pm.

Entitled ‘WWW – Worship, Welfare and War’,
the lecture will be delivered by Patrick Hugh Lynch who has carried out extensive research into the circumstances of returning World War 1
ex–servicemen during the early days of the Irish Free State.

He will examine how Canon O’Hanlon, the Revd Carolan and George Reynolds gave the area well known names and places.

Patrick’s research work provides an insight into the often complex and controversial story of the Irish men and women who left Ireland to join the Forces of the Crown during the Great War. His primary research is directed at what happened to those thousands of Irish men and women who came home. He has looked at the provision of welfare service for veterans, the history of the Royal British Legion in the Irish Republic.

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Read the full article here: http://dublin.anglican.org/news/2014/10/Worship-Welfare-and-War-St-Matthews-Irishtown-Remembers.php


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