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It's coming this summer - but what was the Eucharistic Congress like in 1932?

More than one million people attended the final mass in Dublin’s Phoenix Park when it took place in 1932. This video shows what it was like.

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE are expected to attend the Catholic Church’s Eucharistic Congress this summer, which is taking place in Ireland for the first time in eighty years.

More than one million people attended the final mass when it was held in Dublin in 1932 in what was seen as a hugely significant moment for the newly-independent state and a symbol of the closeness between Church and State.

This short documentary –  made by students on the MA in History of the Media at UCD – looks at why the 1932 event was such a significant moment in Ireland’s history:

(Video via historyhub)

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Christine Bohan

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