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Dispatches from New Zealand to Ireland

20 March 2017

It’s been relatively quiet on the RECIRC blog front recently; one of the reasons is that myself, Erin and Sajed travelled to New Zealand for the ANZAMEMS conference in February,...

The Galway Poor Clares

20 February 2017

Last month, the Poor Clare community in Galway celebrated its 375th anniversary. As the longest surviving community of women religious in Ireland, the Galway Poor Clare convent holds...

Happy New Year, early modern style!

17 January 2017

  Dear readers, Happy 2017! For your reading pleasure in the first RECIRC blog post of the year, I’ve rounded up several examples of New Year-themed writings and related...

Suppression, Migration and Exile: Towards a History of Early Modern Irish Women Religious

16 December 2016

Integral to the Henrician religious reform programme in Ireland, as in England, was the dissolution of religious houses. In Ireland, the majority of monasteries and convents within...