Siege of Cawnpore, India. Joseph Rooney (ord. AH 1847) is killed in the massacre.
Ireland in political unrest. The Easter Rising of 1916 leads to a War of Independence with the British state and its forces in Ireland (1919-21), brought to an end with the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. Disagreement between nationalists regarding the acceptance of this treaty leads to the Irish Civil War of 1922-23.
An All Hallows past man, Denis Kelly was part of the Liverpool flying squad of the IRA in 1920, caught in action and was imprisoned in Walton prison. He went on hunger strike twice to get political prisoner recognition (unsuccessfully) and was released in 1921.
He went onto help set up An Garda Síochána, working from Dublin Castle during its handover to the State. He finally retired from Newbridge College as a professor of maths in the 1930s.
Kelly set up a fund to help provide tomb stones for Old IRA men who had fallen on hard times in later years.
Con Sexton (ordained in All Hallows 1930) was Chaplain to the 8th Division of the Australian Infantry forces during WWII. He was a POW for four years in the infamous Changi camp in Japan. He returned to his diocese in 1946.
All Hallows Centenary (1942). Celebrations are muted as WWII rages in Europe.
Declaration of the All Hallows College Trust.
National Strategy for Higher Education (the Hunt Report) recommends the amalgamation of smaller institutions to form educational Centres of Excellence.
International Vincentian Business Ethic Conference held in All Hallows – the first time in its 20-year history conference is hosted outside the USA.
2014 was also the highest graduation cohort, with 73 Undergraduate and 91 Postgraduate awards being presented.
All Hallows announces intention to wind down operations while continuing to assist current students in completion of their studies.