WWI Chap­lains fo­cus of talk in Kil­lar­ney

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS -

THE work of Catholic Chap­lains dur­ing World War 1 will be the theme of Kerry Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal and Historical So­ci­ety’s end of sea­son lec­ture in Kil­lar­ney Li­brary on Tues­day, Novem­ber 21, next at 7.30pm.

Mal­low-based au­thor and his­to­rian Canon Ger­ard Casey will ex­plore the ex­tra­or­di­nary war-front min­istry of this group of dar­ing priests, in­clud­ing some Kerry men.

Among them was Kil­lar­ney na­tive Fr Donal O’Sul­li­van who was killed in the Bat­tle of the Somme in July 1916. Fr Donal left his teach­ing post in St Bren­dan’s Sem­i­nary to serve his fel­low coun­try­men in the green fields of France where he is laid to rest. All are wel­come to the talk.

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