The Cultural Contribution of the Irish Monks to Europe.
Lecture by: Enzo Farinella
Date: Thursday, May 29th 2014 @ 8.00 p.m.
Location: United Arts Club
Dr Enzo Farinella was born in Gangi, Sicily, and has been living in Ireland for over 40 years. He is a journalist, bureau chief in ANSA (Italian News Agency) and a correspondent for Vatican Radio. He graduated from the universities of Madrid, Alcala de Henares, Genoa and Naples.For 20 years he was Cultural Attaché in the Italian Cultural Institute in Dublin and now he is the Director of Casa Italia Cultural Centre, Dublin.
“The contribution given by the Irish monks to the various countries of Europe was huge & incalculable. They brought perennial values and Christian hope in a dec adent world. And this is a lot for a small country like Ireland. The success of the Celtic Church was a religious and political event of the first magnitude. The Irish clergy enjoyed unrivalled prestige throughout Europe” (Arthur Kingsley Porter, Yale)