All Hallows College
- This article is about All Hallows College in Dublin, Ireland. For Allhallows College in Dorset, England, see Allhallows College.
|All Hallows College|
|Coláiste na Naomh Uile|
|Latin: Collegium Omnium Sanctorum pro Missionibus exteris|
|Motto||Euntes Docete Omnes Gentes|
|Motto in English||Go and teach all nations|
|Type||Private Roman Catholic|
|Chairman||Dermot McCarthy |
|President||Dr. Patrick McDevitt, C.M., Ph.D|
|Location||Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland
|Former names||All Hallows Missionary College|
||This article appears to be written like an advertisement. (August 2013)|
All Hallows College – Education for Leadership and Human Services
All Hallows College, a college of DCU, offers programmes of interest to the community sector - programmes that provide students with the skills to promote fairness and equality in the workplace and in society in general.
Our distinctive institutional focus and academic specialisation is rooted in our core commitment to social justice and to education for service and values-based leadership.
By 1973 the college had trained 4000 priests not only for Ireland but for South America, South Africa, India, Canada, Australia, the West Indies, New Zealand, the United States, England, Scotland and Wales. All-Hallows Alumni were the largest group of secular priests in California up to the late 1890s.
The academic training for a priest took seven years, three were devoted to physics, mental philosophy, languages, and English literature; the remaining four years to Sacred Scripture, history, liturgy, canon law, sacred eloquence, and the science of theology.
In autumn 1955 while on holiday in Ireland the then Senator John F. Kennedy addressed students of All Hallows at the invitation of Fr. Joseph Leonard, his speech referred to the suppression of religion in the Soviet bloc.
In the 1960s, after the Second Vatican Council the college began accepting women from religious orders but then all Lay Students, offering adult education, but also certificates, degrees and diplomas in theology, humanities and pastoral studies.
In 1976 the Vincentian retreat and conferencing in St. Joseph's, Blackrock, moved to All Hallows, similarly in 1981 the Vincentian Mission Team moved to the College.
The BA degree a four year programme in Theology with Philosophy, Psychology or Spirituality was validated by the Irish governments NCEA in 1988. In 1991 the Evening BA commenced as did MA by Research, which was followed in 1993 by the taught MA programme.
In 1999 the colleges degree programmes were validated by Dublin City University following on from NCEA. The undergraduate degrees based on subjects was recognised by the teaching council entitling graduates to teach in secondary schools in Ireland.
All HallowsCollege is home to a number of programmes that provide students with the skills to promote fairness and equality in the workplace and in society in general: leadership and management in the pastoral arena, the community and voluntary sector and on a critical dialogue between public policy and social justice. Programmes are also held in spirituality, supervisory practice and ecology and their application to questions and issues about the meaning of life that come up in work settings, therapeutic settings,family settings, relationships or in the context of social issues regarding just and sustainable living.The College enrolls approximately 700 students. The current president of All Hallows College is Dr. Patrick McDevitt, C.M., Ph.D. A Vincentian priest, from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.
The college's main buildings are the historic Drumcondra House designed by Sir Edward Lovett Pearce for Marmaduke Coghill, Purcell House, O'Donnell house, and Senior house. The Architect J.J McCarthy extended the house and designed a College quadrangle, however only two sides were built. The college chapel was designed by George Ashlin in 1876, replacing an earlier chapel by McCarthy, the south side of the chapel is dominated by Evie Hone's stained glass window.
Today the college declares its academic mission and specialisation as Leadership and Human Services. Drawing on the historical development of its curriculum and its Vincentian tradition, its seeks to orientate its institutional curriculum around a commitment to three core values; leadership, service and justice. A defining characteristic of the educational experience at all levels is social engagement.
The college offers joint major undergraduate degree courses (where the student's two subjects are both considered majors and are both able to be used as a basis for employment) in a combination of Theology and either Psychology, English Literature or Philosophy. These are offered under the Free Fees scheme that operates in Irish third-level education. Degree options are also available excluding Theology. In these instances, student apply directly to the college and pay full fees. The undergraduate degree courses are available to school leavers via the Dept. of Educations Central Applications Office (CAO), yet about 50% of first year students would be mature.
The college also offers a number of postgraduate programmes in Social studies such as Social Justice & Public Policy, Management: Community and Voluntary Services, Leadership and Pastoral Care, Christian Spirituality, Supervisory Practice and ecology & religion. Most of these are taught courses have graduate certificate and diploma stages prior to MA stage. The college also offers research masters and doctoral studies. All of the masters and doctoral programmes are entitled to tax relief under the government scheme.
All Hallows also runs a variety of Adult & Community Learning courses.
As part of the reaction to the closure of the aerospace company in Dublin Airport under the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) a tailored degree course was provided in All Hallows for some 70 former employees.
The college engages in the Erasmus student exchange programmes with Liverpool Hope University as well as Universities of Trier and Erfurt in Germany. All hallows runs study abroad programmes with a number of American Universities such as De Paul University in Chicago and St. John's University (New York) both also founded by Vincentians. The college has also engaged in programmes with Webster University, St.Louis; University of Missouri and Regis University, Denver.
The college has a dining room, student common room, computer room, the John Hand library and study facilities, students can also avail of facilities in Dublin City University and its sister colleges. Students have access to online learning via moodle. An extensive archive of the college is hosted on campus. The college has on campus accommodation available for visiting students and groups. It also has extensive Conference facilities available hosted in the Purcell House building, where seminars, conferences, and workshops are hosted.
A number of Non-Profit Organisations and Charities such as Volunteer Missionary Movement, Daughters of Charity Education and Training Service, Ruhama (Supporting women affected by prostitution and human trafficking), Accord Catholic Marriage Counselling, Debt and Development Coalition Ireland, Console (Living with Suicide) are based on campus.
On campus there is a monument to Fr. Hand and a graveyard where he and a number of other former presidents, professors and students of the college. A number of deceased former Students and Staff are commemorated by trees planted on the College grounds.
People Associated with All Hallows
Along with the founder Fr. Hand, over the years a number of eminent people have taught at or been associated with All-Hallows Dr. Bartholomew Woodlock(became Rector of the Catholic University of Ireland), Dr. David Moriarty, Dr. Michael Flannery, Dr. Eugene O'Connell, Dr. George Conroy, Dr. James McDevitt, Dr. Sylvester Barry, Dr. Thomas A. Bennett, Monsignor James O'Brien(St. John's College, Sydney), and Dr. Patrick Delany (Hobart), have gone on to leading positions in the Catholic Church or other Educational Institutions. Two other noteed professors at the college were the converts from Anglicanism Father Thomas Potter, and Mr. Henry Bedford MA. The Architect and designer of many churches in Ireland James Joseph McCarthy was Professor of Ecclesiastical Architecture at the college. Rev. David Moriarty became president following the death of Fr. Hand in 1846, other presidents have included Dr Woodlock, the carmelite Dr. Thomas A. Bennett D.D. O.C.C.(1803–1897), the Very Rev. Dr William Fortune (1834–1917), Rev. Thomas O'Donnell CM and more recently Fr. Kevin Rafferty CM and Mgr. Tom Lane CM(served from 1970–1982). Dr. Patrick McDevitt took over as president in 2011 from Fr. Mark Noonan C.M. (1996-2011).
- J. Kevin Boland, Bishop of Savannah
- George F. Dillon, priest, Missionary Apostolic in Australia, co-editor (with Roger Vaughan) of The Express Catholic newspaper (of Australia), and famous theological and anti-Masonic writer
- Patrick Joseph Dillon, priest, Argentine politician, and founder The Southern Cross newspaper.
- Matthew Gibney, Bishop of Perth
- Father William Gleeson linguist and California church historian.
- John J. Glennon, Archbishop of St. Louis
- Edward Patrick Roche, Archbishop of St. John's, Newfoundland (1915-1950).
- John Tuigg, third bishop of Pittsburgh
Presidents of All Hallows College
The term rector has also been used in the past for the head of the college.
- Rev. John Hand (1842-1846)
- Rev. David Moriarty DD (1846-1854)
- Dr. Bartholomew Woodlock DD (1854-1861)
- Rev. Thomas A. Bennett DD, OCC (1861-1866)
- Dr. William Fortune (1866-1891)
- Rev. James Moore (1892-1920)
- Rev. Thomas O'Donnell CM (1920-19??)
- Rev. William Purcell CM (1948-19??)
- Rev. Thomas Fagan CM (19??-1970)
- Mgr. Tom Lane CM (1970–1982)
- Rev. Kevin Rafferty CM (1982-1995)
- Rev. Mark Noonan CM (1996-2011)
- Dr. Patrick McDevitt CM PhD (2011–Present)
- Drumcondra House - Original Georgian House which the College was built around.
- Purcell House - Conference Centre and Oratory.
- O'Donnell House
- Woodlock Hall
- John Hand Library
- Senior House
- College Chapel
- Chairman of All Hallows highlights social innovation by Pamela Duncan, The Irish Times, Friday, March 16, 2012.
- Life of Father Hand by Dr. James McDevitt(All Hallows) ,Dublin, 1885.
- All Hallows Vincentians Website.
- Irish priests in the United States: a vanishing subculture By William L. Smith.
- All Hallows Catholic Encyclopedia.
- Dublin’s All Hallows College now has American president - Old Kennedy connection revived as Jackie and JFK visited By Bernadetter Masterson, IrishCentral, 12 May 2012.
- The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings by Thomas Maier Page 227.
- All Hallows: From a Seminary to an Institute for Mission and Ministry by Kevin Rafferty CM, Colloque Vol. 32., Vincentians Ireland
- Degrees Recognised by the Teaching Council for the Purpose of Post Primary Teaching
- Speech by the Taoiseach, Mr. Bertie Ahern, T.D., at the signing of a new linkage agreement and revised linkage agreements between All Hallows College, St. Patrick's College, the Mater Dei Institute and the Governing Authority of Dublin City University on Monday, 4 February, 2008 at 3.30pm
- All Hallows, Drumcondra - J.J. McCarthy
- All Hallows - Mature Students Directory UCD Website
- Postgraduate Courses eligible for tax relief All Hallows Revenue Commissioners of Ireland.
- Minister Quinn guarantees funds for ex- SRT staff by Fergal Maddock, Fingal Independent, Wednesday July 27, 2011
- SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE - All Hallows, Dublin, Ireland De Paul University.
- Ireland Study Abroad St. John's University.
- Daughters of Charity Website.
- Courses Daughters of Charity Education and Training Services Website.
- Ruhama Official Website.
- James Joseph McCarthy Dictionary of Irish Architects