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Missionary Spotlight – Western Ireland
July 2009

Missionary Spotlight – Western Ireland

Western Ireland Mayo is the Irish Republic's third largest county and well known for its beautiful scenery, rolling hills and rugged coast line. The county is home to Ireland's 'holy mountain' and its premier Marian shrine.  According to tradition, the mountain just outside Westport is where Saint Patrick spent 40 days and nights fasting before…

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December 2004

Green shoots in the Emerald Isle

After several years without a ministry visit there, evangelist and author John Blanchard recently spoke at four separate meetings in the Republic of Ireland.He began with a Saturday night evangelistic apologetics meeting in Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny. The suite was comfortably full and there was rapt attention to the message.John told Evangelical Times that…

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Is Ireland Catholic?
November 2003

Is Ireland Catholic?

 To ask this question would once have been as redundant as asking ‘Is the pope Catholic?’Yet this was the question investigated recently on prime Irish TV time, by the national broadcaster’s RTE One. The programme — subtitled ‘Ireland’s curious relationship with religion’ — presented the findings of a survey of religious views specially commissioned…

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April 1999

Missionary Spotlight – Fact File – Irish Republic

Fact File - Irish RepublicEire became the Republic of Ireland, fully independent of Britain and the Commonwealth exactly 50 years ago, on Easter Monday, 18 April 1949.  Territory - Over 27,000 square miles, four fifths of the island of Ireland. Environment - Mild and moist climate, due to the warm Atlantic Gulf Stream. The resulting…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-Church planting in Ireland
April 1999

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-Church planting in Ireland

Ireland has a population of just over 5.1 million people, and 3.8 million of these are Roman Catholics. Catholicism has for centuries played a major role in Irish life. It has had a strong influence on children's education, with many priests, brothers and nuns becoming teachers. Nuns have been involved in caring professions like…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-WATERFORD
April 1999

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-WATERFORD

Waterford Baptist Church is one of the oldest Baptist churches in Ireland, established in 1650, with the first known pastor being a Mr Foster. The church has fluctuated in membership over the years. During the ministry of Pastor Peter Brown (1746-1757) 115 names appeared on the church roll, but by 1805 this had been…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT- IRELAND
April 1999

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT- IRELAND

Jesus summoned his disciples to reach every nation with the gospel. Yet, down the centuries, while some areas have been open to that gospel, others have remained closed. Thus Belgium, Quebec and Ireland have all remained firmly wedded to the traditions of Rome. This does not excuse us from reaching these places, but it…

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Ireland and the Second Reformation
December 1998

Ireland and the Second Reformation

 In earlier articles we visited Lutterworth, Prague and Leicester to learn more of the work of John Wycliffe and the Lollards. This time we recall a movement of the Spirit in the west of Ireland in the nineteenth century. The focal point was Achill Island in Co. Mayo, which many visit for the scenery…

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