Posts Tagged ‘Irish Catholic’

Invercargill conference celebrates the work of Dan Davin

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Writers and academics converged on Invercargill last weekend to celebrate the work of Southland author Dan Davin. “Dan Davin is quite important in the short story scene in New Zealand. He was quite unique, in that his stories were semi-autobiographical,” said Rebecca Amundsen the chairwoman of The Dan Davin Literary Foundation. “He mainly wrote about Read more

Auckland one of 19 surprising places to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

An Irish American website has listed Auckland as one of the 19 most surprising places around the world to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. “Aukland(sic) holds the distinction of holding the first St Patrick’s Day party, since midnight on March 17 reaches New Zealand’s largest city before anywhere else.” “It is also the farthest celebration away from Read more

Church in Ireland denies plan for lay-led Sunday services

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

The Catholic Church in Ireland has denied a report in the Irish Catholic newspaper that plans are being drawn up to allow parishes to hold lay-led Sunday services. But, across the Irish Sea, the archdiocese of Liverpool is preparing to have lay people conduct funeral services and committals at the graveside when no priest is Read more