Maynooth Celebration

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Today, as we patiently wait in quarantine and lockdown, we do well to remember that our forebears emerged triumphant after enduring calamity. We have prevailed before, and we will do so again.
In February, just before Covid-19 changed our world, I enjoyed a short trip to County Kildare.  Thanks to an assignment from Irish America magazine I was in Ireland to research and write a feature celebrating the 225th anniversary of the founding of Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth. That long history spans the period of Ireland’s Great Hunger, a tragedy that took at least one million lives and changed the fate of several million others. Here’s Maynooth’s story.

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