Fr. Mícheál Mac Craith

Author: Diarmuid O Giollain


Fr. Mícheál Mac Craith said Mass in Irish in the chapel of Jenkins-Nanovic Halls on Saturday 27th October. We are very grateful to Tara MacLeod for making all the necessary arrangements. Pictured with Fr. Mac Craith are Marea Hurson and Colleen Keegan, who did the readings, and Gemma Stanton, who played the music.

Fr. Mac Craith is a visiting Naughton Fellow in the Keough-Naughton Insitute for Irish Studies for the Fall semester. He is the former Professor of Modern Irish in the National University of Ireland, Galway, and from 2011 to 2017 was Guardian of Collegio S. Isidoro in Rome. St. Isidore's is the oldest Irish college in Rome. Run by the Irish Franciscans, it was founded in 1625. Fr. Mac Craith is a distinguished Irish scholar and  has published extensively on the Renaissance, Counter-Reformation literature, Irish communities in exile in the early modern period, Jacobitism, Ossianism and contemporary Gaelic literature.