Capuchin Annual

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The Capuchin Annual was an Irish annual publication published every year in Dublin by the Capuchins from 1930 to 1977. The motto of the publication was Do chum Glóire Dé agus Onóra na hÉireann (For the Glory of God and the Honour of Ireland). Many articles were from an Irish nationalist perspective.[1]

Capuchin Annual
Former editors Father Senan OFM Cap, Father Henry OFM Cap
Categories Literature, social issues, popular culture, poetry, religion
Frequency Yearly
First issue 1930
Final issue 1977
Country Ireland
Based in Dublin
Language English, Irish


The Annual was started by Fr Senan OFM Cap, who continued as editor for many years. It contained articles (mainly in English but also in Irish) on a variety of subjects, poetry, cartoons, illustrations and photographs. It was printed by John English of Wexford.

The cover, featuring a Capuchin friar and a dog, was designed by Seán O'Sullivan. The chief artist for many years was Richard King. The cartoonist from 1942 to 1955 was Charles E. Kelly.[2]


Among the many contributors over the years were:


  1. ^ "Capuchin Annual 1930-1977". Irish Capuchin Franciscans. 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016. The Annual frequently reflected a very strong nationalistic theme. 
  2. ^ Louis McRedmond (ed.), Modern Irish Lives: Dictionary of 20th Century Biography, Gill & McMillan, 1998, p. 154
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Capuchin Annual
  4. ^ Capuchin Annual, 1963, p. 384

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