Liam Chambers

From Restoration to Revolution: The Irish Colleges in Paris, 1660-1818

Liam Chambers

The Irish College in Paris developed from a tiny, struggling community in the 1660s to become the most important centre for Irish Catholic priests and students on the continent during the ‘penal era’. This talk by historian and academic Liam Chambers traces the history of the college through the rapid expansion of the 18th century and considers how, against the odds, it survived closure during the French Revolution to re-open in the early 1800s.



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