Evangelium Ireland’s Catholic Apologetics Conference for young adults took place in the DCU All
Hallows Campus in Dublin on March 26th.
A record attendance of over 130 saw the event surpass all previous conferences since the
Evangelium Project was first launched in Ireland in 2014.
Organisers said that the sharp increase in attendance numbers of over 40% compared to the
previous conference showed how important such events are for young Catholics across all parts of
The Spiritual Director of Evangelium Ireland, Fr. Damien Lynch, said he hoped that the conference’s
success would help to foster a vibrant young Irish Catholic community nationwide, while aiding
efforts to rebuild and reignite the Faith.
“Evangelium Ireland has been an important resource for Catholic young adults for almost a decade
now, and the growth in the numbers coming to conferences is a sure sign that more and more
people are learning about the crucial role it has been playing, and will continue to play in the coming
“This year, we were able to put together a fantastic line-up of expert speakers, and their talks and
workshops not only helped to illuminate key aspects of the Catholic Faith, but also helped our large
audience to think more deeply about what it means to be Catholic. It was also wonderful to be able
to celebrate Mass in the beautiful chapel in All Hallows,” Fr. Lynch said.
Speakers at the full-day conference included Fr. Conor McDonough, O.P.; ‘The Brendan Option’
podcast host, Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne; Sr. Rose Miriam Collins of the Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia in
Limerick; the Director of Sacred Music at St. Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry Maghnus Monaghan and Fr.
Gavan Jennings of the Opus Dei prelature.