Alf Monaghan’s illustrated talk looks at the history of early Irish Christianity from a different perspective - a Mediterranean perspective.
Picture above: An image of the Faddan More Psalter
This free talk provides a tantalizing glimpse under the veil of history. It asks many questions and confounds some of the accepted theories about the history of early Christianity in Ireland.
It traces links with ancient Egypt, connects Irish monasticism with the Desert Fathers and the early Irish Church with the Egyptian Coptic Church.
Recent Irish discoveries such as the Faddan More Psalter - Egyptian papyrus found in an ancient book of psalms from a Tipperary bog - are clues pointing to a more substantial Eastern Mediterranean influence in early Irish Christianity, than has been acknowledged to date.
Monastic Ireland - A Gift of The Nile will take place on Wednesday 13th of September at 8.oopm in Moylough Community Centre.
Admission free & all are welcome.
For more details contact Moylough Community Resource, Cultural & Heritage Centre