The four lectures in this year's Spring programme promise to be both topical and informative.
Our first speaker, on 12th March, will be Fr Thomas Morrissey SJ. In this centenary of the 1913 Dublin strike and lockout, Fr Morrissey will discuss the event from the perspective of Dublin's Catholic archbishop, clergy and religious.
Turning to the Year of Faith, we will focus on the Fathers of the Church with a talk by Fr Finbarr Clancy SJ on how the Fathers continue to inform Catholic belief and practice. Fr Clancy will speak on 19th March.
In tune with ongoing debates about the relationship between religion and science, Dr Don O' Leary of University College Cork will offer a presentation entitled "The Roman Catholic Church and Science: conflict or complexity?" This talk will be on 9th April.
And finally, on 23rd April, historian Patrick Maume will present his research on the founder of the Tablet, Frederic Lucas, and the ways in which Lucas reported on the Great Irish Famine.
All four lectures will take place at 6.30pm in the library.