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Sister-hood

Today on International Women’s Day we celebrate the lives, friendship and connections we have past and present, with so very many women who have inspired and continue to inspire us ‘day in, day out’. A day when we look around us and recognise and appreciate those sisters, mothers, aunts, friends, colleagues, contemporaries, mentors and ancestors who are so often ‘at ...

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From Acorn to Oak

This time of extended light and emerging buds (bachlóga) allows one to notice and stop in wonder at each semblance of new life appearing out of nature’s harvesting of autumn fruits with their seeds, and their hidden, slow nourishment during winter days. It is a thankful, hopeful, expectant and inspirational period as we look outward and forward. Not surprising then ...

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Social Justice

The 20th February is the UN World Day of Social Justice.  The UN’s 2019 theme for this day is: “if you want peace and development, work for social justice”. Our contribution to the realisation of a ‘just world’ is not confined to just one day,  It is a life time commitment.  It is enough to follow the details we know ...

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RTE The History Show podcast about Nano Nagle

Myles Dungan of RTE Radio 1 is joined by Deirdre Raftery, historian of education at University College Dublin, who along with Catriona Delaney and Catherine Nowlan-Roebuck, is the author of the recently published book Nano Nagle: The Life and the Legacy.     You can listen or download a podcast and enjoy listening by following this link.    Nano Nagle was born in ...

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PiNNacle – building teaching capacity in the developing world

Wednesday 12 December 2018 at UCD in Dublin saw the launch of PiNNacle, an innovative research project which aims to build teaching capacity in the developing world.     Led by Professors Deirdre Raftery and Marie Clarke in the School of Education, this project will identify and promote what is best in teacher education for women teachers in developing contexts and ...

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It’s about welcoming

At our most  recent Province Justice Day, we listened to one of the speakers Paul Frecklington, sharing with us about the ‘Power of Welcome’, and about how the diverse parish community around the ARD Family Resource Centre in Doughiska (Co. Galway) experience this in their everyday lives. In the world we live in, preparing to welcome is more than ever ...

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Nano Nagle’s way to sainthood

Prayer for the Cause of Nano O God, Who enkindled in the heart of your servant, Nano Nagle, the fire of your love, and a consuming desire to serve You in any part of the world, grant that we also may love You, and make you much loved. And if it be for the glory of God, and the salvation ...

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Nano Nagle digital exhibition on Google Arts&Culture platform

Unique digital exhibition Nano Nagle (1718-1784): Tercentenary Exhibition  on Google Arts&Culture platform offers an insight into a research project “Nano Nagle and Nineteenth Century Education, a Digital Humanities Project”. The principal investigator for the project was Deirdre Raftery, School of Education, University College Dublin.     The digital collection comprises of seventeen manuscript letters; the letters are from Nano Nagle to Eleanor ...

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Presentation Day 2018

When looking for an image that might speak about what Presentation is, and has been for  Presentation People in the past year, I was immediately struck by all the ancient imagery associated with this feast.  I felt somehow I needed to find a visual representation for ‘this’ particular year. In 2018 we have prepared for, lived and celebrated the 300th ...

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Nano Nagle – The Life and the Legacy

Within Nano Nagle’s story is a greater one: that of the Irish female diaspora in Newfoundland, India, North America, England, Australia, Africa and the Philippines.  ‘Nano Nagle – The Life and the Legacy’ throws open a new window on an unknown aspect of Irish social history, while also demonstrating Ireland’s significant contribution to the global history of female education. The ...

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