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Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

Book Launch – Protestant and Irish

Protestant AND Irish – the minority’s search for place in Independent Ireland, an essay collection, will be launched  by Martin Mansergh in Carlow College on 12 March at 6.30 p.m.

All are welcome but organizers would appreciate if people filled out the Eventbrite form on the college website, so that numbers will be known.

The book is edited by Dr Ida Milne and Dr Ian d’Alton.

The foreword is by Professor Roy Foster, the conclusion by Professor Joe Ruane and there are 16 essays in total.

They illustrate the various ways Protestants found (a sense of) place in a country many of their families had lived for hundreds of years. It is published by Cork University Press, see

Four of the chapters particularly relate to Ferns, Ossory and Leighlin.

Dr Milne’s chapter is about Protestants and their relationship with the GAA – a stronger relationship than people might think, she says.