The cultural contribution of Irish Monks to European heritage

November 2012

Irish monks rendered a great service to European history and culture in general with their work, standing up as the true actors of the European medieval culture. They brought also to Europe perennial values, Christian hope and an Irish style of Christianity. Their monasteries became the storehouse of the past and the birthplace of the future (Card. H. Newman).

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Enzo Farinella, journalist, ANSA (Italian News Agency) bureau chief, Vatican Radio correspondent, frequent collaborator of “Buongiorno Europa” and of other Italian, Irish, European, South American magazins and newspapers, was born in Gangi (Sicily) and he has been living in Ireland for over 40 years. He graduated in the Universities of Madrid, Alcala de Henares, Genoa and Naples.

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What is the Heritage Series?

In its Heritage Lectures the Lismullin Institute seeks to explore various aspects of our local heritage so that visitors to the Lismullin Conference Centre and our neighbours will have a greater knowledge and appreciation of the history and attractions of their surroundings. The Lismullin Institute is pleased to invite you to some or all of these public, stand-alone lectures in Lismullin Conference Centre. The Lectures will begin at 8pm and light refreshments will be served afterwards.

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