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Professor Joseph Watson launches new book translation into Irish

Pictured at the launch at the Book Centre, Waterford recnelty were rom far left, Myra Kennedy, Vivian Hicks Watson, Mayor Sean Reinhardt being presented with publication, John Goggins, Dr. Joseph Watson.

"It’s always a special day in Ireland when a book in Irish is being launched" said Myra Kennedy, a member of the audience at the launch of 'Cuimhne ar Dhia' at the Book-Centre in Waterford last week.

'Cuimhne ar Dhia' is a work of translation into Irish of some of the spiritual writings and prayers from the Bahai Faith scriptures.

The author of this translation is professor Joseph Watson who was until his retirement, Dean of Celtic Studies in University College Dublin.

Joseph made a captivating presentation on the extraordinary religious influence Ireland has historically had on the spreading of christianity to Europe and other parts of the world, earning it the moniker ‘the Island of Saints and Scholars’.

This translation of prayers and meditations continues this great spiritual legacy indigenous to Ireland. The Bahai writings hold the same potential for spiritual transformation as so many other world religions that have gone before it, embracing the universal theme of the unity of God, religion and humanity

This selection of writings chosen for translation are only a tiny portion of more than one hundred volumes revealed by the founder of the Bahá’í Faith, Bahá’u’lláh, some one hundred and seventy years ago.

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