William J. Walsh, Archbishop of Dublin, 1841-1921

William J. Walsh, Archbishop of Dublin, 1841-1921

by Thomas J. Morrissey
     
 

Archbishop Walsh was the most publicly visible ecclesiastic in the Irish Church in the last quarter of the nineteenth and the first quarter of the twentieth century. In his many books and frequent letters to the newspapers he ranged over a wide area. Among other issues, he wrote on politics, economics, monetary matters, education, social questions, language, music,… See more details below

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Archbishop Walsh was the most publicly visible ecclesiastic in the Irish Church in the last quarter of the nineteenth and the first quarter of the twentieth century. In his many books and frequent letters to the newspapers he ranged over a wide area. Among other issues, he wrote on politics, economics, monetary matters, education, social questions, language, music, canon law, and theology." "Walsh's most important achievements were in his contributions to the consolidation of the modern Irish political system between 1885 and 1891: to land reform - the cumulative effect of the Irish Land Acts between 1885 and 1910 owed much both to his analytical mind and his remarkable tenacity; and to education in its different levels but especially to his part in solving the University question." "Walsh's other important contributions were in initiating and promoting the arbitration of labour disputes, in promoting the revival of Irish language and culture, the promotion of music (a life-long passion), and in the development of Irish Historical studies through his persistent promotion of research into the lives and background of the Irish Martyrs. These varied achievements, taken in their entirety, were quite astounding. But his essential greatness is to be found in his determined quest for equality, without which, he understood, there was no dignity, or justice, or real freedom for the Irish people.

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Walsh was the most publicly visible ecclesiastic in the Irish Church in the late 19th and early 20th century. In many books and frequent letters to the editor, he wrote on politics, economics, monetary matters, education, human rights, language, music, canon law, and theology. His most important achievements were in his contributions to the consolidation of the modern Irish political system, particularly in the areas of land reform and education. But he was also well-known for his efforts to promote arbitration in labor disputes, the revival of Irish language and culture, and research into the lives of the Irish martyrs. The work is based largely on archival and other materials that have become available since the last biography of Walsh was published, in 1928. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781851825875
Publisher:
Four Courts Press
Publication date:
10/26/2000
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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