The River Connection
18 August, 11am - 5pm
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.