Veritas is opening a new shop on Sallins Road, Naas on 8th May. More than just a bookshop, Veritas stocks Wedding Resources, Cards, Gifts, Religious Goods, Videos, CD-ROMs, Educational Resources, Music, Candles and much more.

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Veritas in Naas

Veritas is opening a new shop on Sallins Road, Naas on Friday 8th May. (There is a 20% discount off all products on their opening weekend – 8/9th May).

The opening hours are 9.30am-6pm Monday to Saturday.

Veritas has nine bookshops in Ireland, with other locations in Dublin City Centre, Blanchardstown Centre, Cork, Derry, Sligo, Monaghan, Letterkenny and Ennis.

Veritas publishes a wide range of titles in a number of categories, such as education, theology, scripture, prayer, spirituality, parenting, counselling, liturgical resources meditation and social issues.

More than just a bookshop, Veritas stocks Wedding Resources, Cards, Gifts, Religious Goods, Videos, CD-ROMs, Educational Resources, Music, Candles and much more.

Contact

Veritas,
Sallins Road, Naas, Co. Kildare
Ph: 045 856882
Fax: 045 856871
www.veritas.ie

History of Veritas

source – www.veritas.ie

Veritas is wholly owned by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference and is governed by an appointed Executive Board.

Veritas has its origins in the Catholic Truth Society of Ireland, which was founded in 1899 to publish and make available a range of religious materials that would appeal to the Irish people at the time. Prior to that, all such materials came from England and frequently did not answer the particular needs in this country. The Society operated on the basis of membership, with members receiving copies of all pamphlets that were published. In 1928, Veritas Company was formed to take over the commercial aspect of the Catholic Truth Society.

The shop at 7/8 Lower Abbey Street sold religious artefacts and the pamphlets published by the Catholic Truth Society.

The company expanded by distributing pamphlets published in England and the United States. In the 1930s and 1940s Veritas supplied church vestments. In the early days, Veritas also engaged in the travel business, organising trips to Lourdes, Fatima and Knock. In 1933, Veritas organised one of the biggest ever pilgrimages from Ireland to Lourdes. Over 25,000 pilgrims travelled with Cardinal McRory as the leader.

With the 1960s many changes came about in Irish society and it became apparent that the means of communication used by the Catholic Truth Society was not adequate to reach a more sophisticated, media-conscious population. In 1967, the Communications Centre was founded in Booterstown by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, under the directorship of Fr Joe Dunn. In 1969 it merged with the Catholic Truth Society to become the Catholic Communications Institute of Ireland. This name was recently changed to Veritas Communications. Its aim is to explore and use the language, culture and modes of communication of the time to speak to the people about God and about God’s message.

Veritas Publications

Veritas Publications came into existence in 1969. The first title published by the company was Patrick In His Own Words by Bishop Joseph Duffy.

Intercom

Intercom, a pastoral and liturgical magazine, was first published in 1970.

Retail Outlets

Between 1979 and 1988, retail outlets were opened in Cork, Ennis, Sligo, Letterkenny and Stillorgan. In 1988 Veritas expanded into the UK by establishing Veritas Book and Video Distribution at Leamington Spa near Birmingham. The first Veritas branch in Northern Ireland was opened in Derry in November 2001. In August 2004 a new branch was opened in the Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin. In February 2005 another shop and a Christian Art Gallery were opened in Monaghan town.