Launch of Colm Lennon (ed.), Confraternities and sodalities in Ireland: charity, devotion and sociability. 3 November 2012

On Saturday, 3 November 2012, a volume of essays entitled Confraternities and sodalities in Ireland: charity, devotion and sociability, and edited by Colm Lennon, was launched in NUI Maynooth during the Catholic Historical Society of Ireland conference. The book, which arose out of a conference held in 2007 and which was based on an IRCHSS-funded project in the university, was launched by Professor Jacqueline Hill. The work, published by Columba Press, contains a set of ten essays which offer a variety of perspectives on the origins, flourishing and decline of these associations of the devout in Ireland.