First Confession

The Catholic Church has always played an important role in Irish life. Ireland was a poor country for many centuries and its people looked to the church for guidance and comfort in difficult times.

Because they have played such a major role in people’s lives, church figures, such as priests, are common figures in Irish literature. The story "First Confession" (p. 187) is about a situation familiar to many Irish people, when a young boy makes his first confession.

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