This Website commemerates the life and death of Father Theobald Mathew(1790-1856).
Fr. Mathew was a Capuchin friar from Tipperary whose 19th century crusade against the abuse of alcohol gained him the title of “Apostle of Temperance”.
Fr. Mathew’s call to sobriety has relevance to modern Ireland. The cost to the nation by way of, human suffering, abstention from work, criminality and social upheaval is inestimable. The alarming rise in teenage and underage drinking attracts growing concern and there have been calls for well-prepared alcohol awareness programmes for schools.