Launch of book on Irish war Chaplain to the Australian Forces

Nature of Event: Book Launch by Simon Mamouney, First Secretary and Deputy Head of Mission Australian Embassy
When: Wednesday, 4 October 2017 at 6.30pm
Where: Roscrea Library, Tipperary
Fr Michael Bergin SJ from Roscrea, Tipperary died on 12 October 1917, serving as a chaplain in the First World War. He holds the distinction of been the only member of the whole Australian forces in the First World War to never to have set foot in Australia, and the only Catholic chaplain serving to have died as a result of enemy action.
The exhibition at Roscrea Library, Tipperary, 2-31 October 2017, will focus on Fr Michael Bergin SJ, and the five other Jesuits, who served as chaplains with the Australian forces. http://www.jesuitarchives.ie/blog/fr-michael-bergin-sj/
The graphic short entitled ‘A Perfect Trust’ by Alan Dunne, will be displayed in the Roscrea Library exhibition and has been nominated for an Irish Design Award. Some photographs by Frank Hurley, the Official War Photographer for the Australian army in the First World War, will be displayed, as he photographed Fr Bergin’s death scene (front cover of chaplains book)
All are welcome.

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