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Copies of correspondence between John Maxwell, Headquarters, Irish Command, Park Gate Street and the Bishop of Limerick

Copies of correspondence between John Maxwell, Headquarters, Irish Command, Park Gate Street and the Bishop of Limerick, Edward Thomas O'Dwyer concerning two priests in the diocese of Limerick. In a letter from Maxwell to the Bishop he remarks ‘I consider (the priests) to be a dangerous menace to the peace and safety of the realm and had these priests been layman they would already have been placed under arrest.’ (6 May 1916, 2pp).

Letters from Fr Patrick Tighe SJ to Irish Fr Provincial concerning his work in Australia and as a chaplain in the First World War

A file of letters from Fr Patrick Tighe SJ to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ concerning the voyage to Australia, his work in Australia and his work as a chaplain in the First World War. Includes a letter concerning his appointment to the new Novitiate and remarks that he is not pleased and that he feels himself unfit for the role (16 June 1914, 4pp). Includes a letter describing his work in Egypt. Remarks 'The war is truly terrible but it has opened the gates of Heaven to many of those killed in battle and it is drawing countless hearts to God - this is the universal experience of the chaplains.' Continues '...my health continues quite robust...I have got quite accustomed to the sleeping bag on the floor...' (2 March 1916, 2pp). Includes a letter referring to his departure from Egypt. Refers to the 1916 Rising in Ireland. Remarks '...what a terrible time you have had in Dublin recently...it seems inconceivable that there could have been such a widespread movement without the knowledge of the authorities.' Continues '...what a drain on the Province and Mission the war is proving and yet how necessary the chaplains are...' (25 May 1916, 2pp).

Tighe, Patrick, 1866-1920, Jesuit, priest, chaplain and missionary