College 1795 – 1995
By Patrick J. Corish
In this meticulously researched
and elegantly written book, the former Professor of Ecclesiastical
and Modern History at Maynooth recounts the development
of the College from its modest beginning as a seminary
for a handful of priests, to its emergence as a major university
with four thousand students, the majority of them lay men
Professor of Ecclesiastical History
at Maynooth College from 1947 to 1975 and of Modern History
from 1975 to 1988, Monsignor Corish is a native of Wexford.
He is author of The Irish catholic Community: Seventeenth
and Eighteenth Centuries, The Irish Catholic Experience,
Editor and a contributor to A History of Irish Catholicism
and a contributor to A New History of Ireland.