In honour of the 200th year anniversary of “Silent Night”, St Patrick’s College will be hosting a special exhibition ”Silent Night 200 – History. Message. Present.”
The exhibition by the Austrian Foreign Ministry traces the origins of the song’s lyrics and melody, its dissemination and also gives insight into the Carol’s Irish adaptations. “Silent Night, Holy Night” originated in Austria in 1818 and is known in more than 300 languages and dialects around the world. In 2011, the carol was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.
The “Silent Night” exhibition will run from December 17 until December 21, 2018 and from January 3 until January 7, 2019 at the President’s Arch in the St Patrick’s College Maynooth. The exhibition is free of charge and open to the public from 9am to 6pm.