POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! The Priest Hunters: Penal Laws and Mass Rocks in Ireland


Dr. Martin Lyden will discuss the implications of the Reformation for Ireland, as various monarchs from Henry VIII to Queen Anne enacted more rigid, anti-Catholic laws, culminating in the Penal Laws. Priests were driven underground and hunted, as the faithful were hampered from practicing their religion. He will tell us the story of infamous priest assassins and finally discuss Catholic Emancipation and Daniel O' Connell.