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Title: Irish life and Lore Dublin South County Collection 1: Father Ben Hegarty
Authors: O'Keeffe, Maurcie
Hegarty, Fr. Ben
Keywords: Dominican Order
religious practices
Issue Date: 5-Jul-2008
Publisher: Maurice and Jane O'Keeffe
Description: Oral history interview. Fr. Ben Hegarty, Age 71, St. Mary's Priory, Tallaght. Subject: Life in the Dominican Order. A native of Cork city, Fr. Ben Hegarty joined the Dominican Order at a very young age. He studied in Tallaght for six years and then in Rome, where he worked for a degree in Biblical Studies. He did postgraduate studies in archaeology in the Middle East for two years. He then returned to Dublin and achieved a Master's Degree in Community Work at Trinity College. He then lectured in Dublin for a number of years. In this recording he speaks of the radical changes in the celebration of the Mass, and other religious practices. He also speaks at length about his involvement in the life of Tallaght, the changes taking place in Tallaght and migration into the area. The length of this recording is forty three minutes and twenty one seconds.
Copyright: Reproduced with kind permission of Maurice O'Keeffe of Irish Life and Lore. South Dublin Libraries does not own the rights to this audio recording. If you wish to print or reproduce this audio you must obtain the permission of Irish Life and Lore. See
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