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Stories of the Congress ….. January 3, 2014

Posted by irishelectionliterature in History, Religion.

Two small excerpts from a 1932 edition of a Hong Kong Catholic Magazine ‘The Rock’ which was a special issue covering The Eucharistic Congress which came into my possession today.



1. FergusD - January 4, 2014

My dad heard John McCormack sing at it.


2. Political Tourist - January 4, 2014

Believe the same event held in Edinburgh in 1935 led to a disturbance when 10,000 turned up to protest against it.


ejh - January 4, 2014

Discussed here


3. Political Tourist - January 5, 2014

19 years after James Connolly’s death and the locals in his birth place were looking to defend themselves from anti catholic bigots.
The was a claim in Tom Gallagher’s book “Edinburgh Divided” that a local group (gang), the Blackie Boys from Blackfriars St, had gathered arms in the event of a Belfast style attack.


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