'On Active Service’

'On Active Service’

20 August, 8am - 5pm
21 August, 8am - 9pm
22 August, 8am - 5pm
23 August, 8am - 9pm
24 August, 8am - 5pm

  • Maynooth University
  • John Paul II Library, Maynooth University
  • Co. Kildare

The exhibition 'On Active Service’: Maynooth College, Chaplains & the Anti-Conscription Crisis explores the themes of army chaplaincy recruitment and resistance to conscription in Ireland during WWI.

It features a number of documents and artefacts from the historical collections of St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, including an anti-conscription petition signed by staff and students. Other documents include facsimiles of photographs and postcards from a Maynooth alumnus serving as an army chaplain in Mesopotamia during WWI. Curated by Professor Marian Lyons and Barbara McCormack with kind support from Maynooth University’s Commemoration Committee.

Admission & Booking

  • Admission Free

Access & Parking

  • Not suitable for Children under 12
  • Wheelchair Access (Full)
  • Car Parking Available