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Photos from Jean O'Sullivan Memorial Service

(Photographer: Mary Raffray)

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La Rentrée” Community Picnic 2017

(Photographer: Ciaran MacGuill)

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Bishop Michael Smith celebrates Confirmation for members of the Irish community in Paris

Bishop Michael Smith celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation for five members of the Irish community in Paris. The ceremony took place yesterday, Sunday 25 June, in the chapel of the Irish College in Paris. The candidates for Confirmation were prepared by Father Dwayne Gavin, a priest of the Diocese of Meath, whose ministry in Paris began in September 2013 and comes to an end this summer. Father Gavin will be succeeded on 1 September as chaplain in the Irish College by Monsignor Hugh Connolly, formerly President of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. During the ceremony, Bishop Smith paid tribute to the faith and pastoral life of the Irish community in Paris, where terrorism and fear have been a particular reality in recent years. Speaking afterwards, Father Gavin described the work of chaplaincy in France. Father Gavin said, “It has been a great blessing to serve the Irish community in Paris for the past four years. There is a thriving faith community here, comprising young families, students, academics and long standing Irish residents of Paris and the surrounding area. We also regularly welcome Irish people visiting the city for work or holiday purposes. The work of the Irish chaplaincy includes the celebration of the Eucharist, preparation for the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and Marriage, pastoral visits to Irish people in prison and in hospitals as well as the accompaniment of those bereaved while in Paris.” Earlier in the week, Her Excellency Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason hosted a dinner at the Embassy of Ireland to France in honour of Bishop Smith and his companions, Father William Coleman, Parish Priest of Rochfortbridge, Co Westmeath, and Father Brendan Ludlow who is the Meath diocesan education secretary. (Photographers: Ciaran MacGuill and Mary Raffray)

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Engagement of Quentin and Meave at the Chapelle St. Patrick.

Congratulations to Quentin and Meave who were recently engaged after Mass at the Chapelle St. Patrick. We wish them both every blessing and happiness in their journey together towards marriage"

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On Sunday 28th May, Bishop Noel Treanor visited the Irish Community for Mass at the Irish College. Bishop Treanor wished the outgoing chaplain, Fr. Dwayne Gavin, every good wish as he returns to the Diocese of Meath in September. During the same Mass Bishop Treanor welcomed the incoming chaplain, Mons Hugh Connolly, whose appointment will take effect on Sunday 3rd September 2017. After Mass, both Bishop Treanor and Mons Connolly received a "céad míle fáilte" from an enthusiastic community who made the most of the summer weather with a barbecue in the courtyard. Many thanks to Ciáran Mc Guill for photos.

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St Patrick's Day Mass 2017

We celebrated St Patrick's Day 2017 on Sunday 19th March at 4pm at the Church of St. Étienne du Mont. After members of the Irish Chaplaincy community and visitors from Ireland celebrate St Patrick's Day at the Collège des Irlandais. (Photographers: Ciaran MacGuill)

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St Brigid's Day Celebrations and Month’s Mind Eucharist Mass in Memory of Mary Cheyrou-Lagreze

On Sunday 29th January, 2017, we had a magnificent celebration jointly in honour of Saint Brigid’s feast day and a month’s mind Eucharist in memory of Mary Cheyrou-Lagreze R.I.P. (29th June 1942 – 31st December 2016). Mary’s husband Gerard, her sons and family, friends from both France and abroad, ex-colleagues, members of the Irish Community in France, all gathered together to celebrate her life which was outstanding in every sphere - both in Ireland and in France . Of particular mention was her unfailing dedication and constant support right from the beginning for the Irish Chaplaincy in Paris and its many Chaplains – particularly Father Liam Swords R.I.P. (Photographer: Ciaran Mac Guill and Mary Raffray )

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Advent Carol Service 2016

More lovely photos of the Advent Carol Service at Chapelle St. Patrick (Photographer: Mary Raffray)

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Advent Carol Service 2016

Advent Carol Service at Chapelle St. Patrick, lots of festive fun was had, a big thank you to everyone who helped and came on the day. It was a magical evening and was a perfect way to start the festive season. (Photographer: Ciaran MacGuill)

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Nollaig-sur-Seine 2016, An Ghaeltacht-dur-Seine

(Photographer: Ciaran MacGuill)

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First Holy Communion 2016

Congratulations to Molly and Ruadh O’Gara and to Shaylin Lopez who made their First Holy Communion at the Chapelle St. Patrick

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First Holy Communion Barbecue 2016

Congratulations to Molly and Ruadh O’Gara and to Shaylin Lopez who made their First Holy Communion at the Chapelle St. Patrick recently. Many thanks to their parents Jessica and Ronan O’Gara and Louise and Chwaw Lopez as well as to all the members of the community for the warm hospitality offered afterwards. Pictures below

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Gaeltacht-sur-Seine joined with the Community for Mass and events to commemorate the 1916 Easter rising.

Wonderful weather on Sunday as the Gaeltacht-sur-Seine joined with the Community for Mass and launched a very successful afternoon of events to commemorate the 1916 Easter rising. We started with a picnic, Irish coffees and Paris Gaels GAA giving a very user friendly introduction to hurling and Gaelic football. We then had a very inspirational, musically lead and costumed reenactment of the reading of the Proclamation, as Gaeilge et en français. The afternoon continued with a film of contemporary news reels of the Rising, as Gaeilge, specially subtitled in French for the occasion. Followed by a concert of songs from 1916 and a conference on famous poems and poets. The warm Spring weather continued and the refreshments resumed in the Courtyard, we were joined and filmed by a visiting crew from TG4 ( Irish language television) the commemoration will be part of a programme to be broadcast in September. (Photographer: Ciaran Mac Guill)

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More photos of St Patrick's Day Celebrations at Saint Étienne du Mont and at the Collège des Irlandais 2016

St Patrick\'s Day Celebrations with the Irish Chaplaincy community and visitors at Saint Étienne du Mont and at the Collège des Irlandais, Sunday March 13 2016 . (Photographer: Mary Raffray)

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St Patrick's Day Celebrations at Saint Étienne du Mont and at the Collège des Irlandais 2016

St Patrick's Day Celebrations with the Irish Chaplaincy community and visitors at Saint Étienne du Mont and at the Collège des Irlandais, Sunday March 13 2016 . (Photographer: Ciaran Mac Guill)

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St Patrick’s Day 2016 in Sacré Coeur

St Patrick’s Day Mass was celebrated at 11:00 in the Basilique de Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre on Sunday, March 13, 2016. (Photographer: Ciaran MacGuill)

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Advent Carol Service at Chapelle St. Patrick 2015

On Saturday 12th of December, the community of the Chapelle St. Patrick extended a Céad míle fáilte to the Irish Community in Paris together with their families and friends for our annual Advent Service of Readings and Carols. After a heartwarming hour of beautiful singing and reflecting on the Word of God in the Chapel, we all enjoyed an equally heartwarming glass of mulled wine and mine pies! A sincere word of thanks to all who worked so hard to ensure that all who attended enjoyed the evening immensely. (Photographer: Ciaran Mac Guill)

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Gaeltacht-sur-Seine and Paris Gaels  2015

On December 6th, then Irish Community celebrated the Second Sunday of Advent as Gaeilge, to mark the end of a special week of events, to celebrate Irish language and culture in Paris. Many thanks to all who participated and to the members of the Gaeltacht-sur-Seine and Paris Gaels who provided Irish dancing lessons, face painting, GAA football coaching for the children afterwards. (Photographer: Ciaran Mac Guill)

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Wedding of Stephanie Smyth and Ciaran Quigley

Two hearts became one on the 19th of September at the Chapelle St.Patrick with the wedding of Stephanie Smyth and Ciaran Quigley. Everyone at the Irish Chaplaincy Paris wish them a happy ever after to follow !!!!!

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Confirmation Ceremony on June 28, 2015

Confirmation ceremony on June 28, 2015 presided by Bishop Noel Treanor of Down & Connor. (Photographer: Ciaran Mac Guill)

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Easter Sunday 2015

Photos from Easter Sunday service, egg hunt and outside reception

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More photos of St Patrick's Day Celebrations with the Irish Chaplaincy community 2015

More photos of St Patrick's Day Celebrations with the Irish Chaplaincy community and visitors at Saint Étienne du Mont, the Basilique de Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, on Sunday March 15 2015. (Photographer: Mary Raffray)

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St Patrick's Day Celebrations at Saint Étienne du Mont and at the Collège des Irlandais 2015

St Patrick's Day Celebrations with the Irish Chaplaincy community and visitors at Saint Étienne du Mont and at the Collège des Irlandais, Sunday March 15 2015 . (Photographer: Ciaran Mac Guill)

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 St Patrick’s Day Mass celebrations at the Basilique de Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre 2015

St Patrick’s Day Mass celebrations at the Basilique de Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre on Sunday, March 15, 2015.(Photographer: Ciaran Mac Guill)

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

On Sunday last, our community marked Seachtain na Gaeilge with prayers and hymns in Irish during Mass. Many thanks to the the Gaeltacht-sur-Seine and Paris Gaels who provided music, Gaelic football and hurling lessons and other activities for all of the families present. Buíochas le Dia, bhí an ghrian ag taithneamh agus bhí tráthnóna iontach ag gach duine ! (Photographer: Ciaran Mac Guill)

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St Brigid's Day Celebrations

On February 1, 2015 the Irish Community and Friends came together to celebrate the start of spring and St Brigid's community lunch. (Photographer: Ciaran Mac Guill)

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Advent Carol Service at Chapelle St. Patrick 2014

(Photographer: Ciaran MacGuill,)

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The Liam Swords Foundation Lecture - “Paris Fantastique”

The 2014 Liam Swords Foundation bursary was awarded to Dr. Patricia García. On Monday night the 24th of November at the CCI she gave a presentation on “Paris Fantastique: The City and the Birth of the Modern Fantastic in the 19th Century”. Below are some photos of the event. (Photographer: Mary Raffray)

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Barbecue for La Rentrée, September 2014

(Photographer: Ciaran MacGuill)

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Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic 2014

Some lovely photos of our annual Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic. (Photographer: Mary Byrne)

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St Patrick’s Day 2014 in Sacré Coeur

We had another historic first following on from last year’s Mass in Notre Dame Cathedral as St Patrick’s Day Mass this year was celebrated at 12:30 in the Basilique de Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre on Saturday, March 15, 2014. (Photographers: Mary Raffray and Ciaran MacGuill,)

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Corcoran’s Pub St Patrick’s Day 2014

(Photographers: Mary Raffray and Ciaran MacGuill,)

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Irish Chaplaincy community and visitors celebrate St Patrick's Day  at the Collège des Irlandais  2014

Members of the Irish Chaplaincy community and visitors from Ireland celebrate St Patrick's Day at the Collège des Irlandais. (Photographers: Mary Raffray ,)

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Chaplaincy Celebrates St Patrick's Day 2014 Picnic

(Photographers: Mary Raffray and Ciaran MacGuill,)

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Advent Carols Service 2013

Advent Carol Service at Chapelle St. Patrick, festive fun at the Sharing Fair and presentation ceremony for Fr Sean Maher. (Photographer: Mary Raffray)

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Summer Picnic

Some lovely photos of our annual Summer Picnic. (Photographer: Mary Byrne)

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Irish Chaplaincy Community and Visitors on St Patrick's Day

More photos of the Irish Chaplaincy community and visitors from Ireland celebrating St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2013 at the Collège des Irlandais. (Photographers: Mary Raffray,Ciaran MacGuill and Ann Garvey )

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Visit to Saint Vincent de Paul and Miraculous Medal Chapel

Members of the Irish Chaplaincy community, the Kildare and Leighlin Choir and visitors from Ireland celebrated Mass at Saint Vincent de Paul Chapel on March 18, followed by a visit to the Miraculous Medal Chapel on Rue de Bac. (Photographer: Mary Raffray )

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Chaplaincy Celebrates St Patrick's Day

Members of the Irish Chaplaincy community and visitors from Ireland celebrate St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2013 at the Collège des Irlandais. (Photographer: Sean Ryan)

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Irish Pilgrimage Mass in Notre Dame de Paris

More photos of the Irish Pilgrimage Mass taken on March 16, 2013. (Photographers: Rafael Monterey, Herwin Aquino, June Galon and Melvin Acabado)

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Irish Pilgrimage Mass in Notre Dame de Paris

At 12 noon on Saturday, March 16, 2013 Mass was said in Notre Dame de Paris to celebrate the 850th anniversary of the cathedral and St Patrick's Day. The chief celebrant was Bishop Noel Treanor of Down and Connor and the homily given by Mgr Brendan Byrne of Kildare and Leighlin. (Photographers: Ciaran MacGuill, Mary Raffray and Christine Taylor)

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Pilgrim Walk from Collège des Irlandais to Notre Dame de Paris

On the morning of Saturday, March 16, 2013 a number of Irish pilgrims walked through the streets of the fifth arrondissement of Paris from the Collège des Irlandais to Notre Dame de Paris. Prayers were said in the Chapelle Saint-Patrick and at Etienne du Mont and Eglise Saint Ephrem (formerly the chapel of the Collège des Lombards). On arrival on the parvis at Notre Dame de Paris prayers were also said on the first two steps of the Pilgrim Way of the 850th Jubilee. (Photographers: Sean Ryan and Ciaran MacGuill)

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President Higgins Official Visit

The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins visited the Collège des Irlandais as part of his official visit to France. Accompanied by his wife Mrs Sabina Higgins and the Irish Ambassador to France, Mr Paul Kavanagh, President Higgins visited the Chapelle Saint-Patrick where he was given a tour by the Irish Chaplain, Fr Sean Maher.(Photographer: Mary Raffray)

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St Brigid's Day Celebrations

On February 3, 2013 the Irish Community and Friends comes together to celebrate the start of spring, two baptisms, St Brigid, and a community lunch. (Photographer: Sean Ryan)

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Advent Carols Service 2012

Thank you to everyone who came to St .Patrick’s Advent Carol Service. It was a magical evening and was a perfect way to start the festive season. (Photographer: Mary Raffray)

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Mission Week Concert

The Chapelle Saint-Patrick Choir sing during the Mission Week Concert on October 20, 2012 in Saint-Phlippe du Roule Church, 75008 Paris. (Photographer: Juliet Tyson)

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Confirmation

Confirmation ceremony on June 24, 2012 presided by Bishop Noel Treanor of Down & Connor. (Photographer: Mary Raffray)

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Chapelle Saint Patrick

Some images of our beautiful Chapel and life within.

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Irish Community Life in Paris

Some images of Irish Community get together in Paris.

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