Page 5, 29th March 1940

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Page 5, 29th March 1940 — Archbishop of Tuairs Enthronement

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Archbishop of Tuairs Enthronement

The new Archbishop of Tuarn, Dr. Walsh, will be enthroned on Sunday next at noOn. Despite the scarcity of motor transport, an Immense hosting Is expected in the Western city.

Presbyterian Folk-lore

The more bigoted wing of the Ulster Presbyterians held a meeting recently in the Belfast Assembly Hail to consider what was being achieved in the circulation of the Protestant version of the Scriptures. The Rev. Frederick Gibson, superintendent of the talealon concerned, Is reported thus in the Belfast Telegraph: "He told a story of how a colporteur, resident in the South, was invited by the local leader of the I.R.A. to talk with them on the difference between Roman Catholicism and Protestara Nina. Fifteen gathered to meet him, and his visit resulted in several of the Republicans attending regularly the Gospel meeting, and one of them sending his three children to a Bible class every Sunday."

I think that this " story " may be classed as Presbyterian folk-lore.

Legislation to Advance Learning

A splendid departure by the Irish Government, in which it has the cordial support of the Oppoeition, is the establishrnent of an Institute of Studies, for which legislation is now before the Dail. The Institute will provide for advanced studies in two special ileIde of knowIedge--Celtica and theoretical physics.

In theoretical physics and allied phases of scientific research it is hoped to make Dublin a great centre of achievement. As Mr de Valera, hiinself a mathematician, has said, Ireland, where Hamilton achieved his successes, is a land eminent in mathemattes already; and it is good to recall that Ireland has the Drumm train and Radium treatment for cancer, as well as the theory of Continental drift, to its credit in the scleerbilic achievement of recent years.

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