The Church in the Ploughing Fields

Posted on 24. Sep, 2015 in Church Teachings, Environment, Festivals

Bishop Denis Nulty, who comes from a farming background, has been at the 2015 ploughing championship. He has a great love of the land and where Pope Francis talks of the need to get out into the battlefields he talks about needing to get out into the ploughing fields. The theme for the year is […]

Learning: A Lifetime’s Work

Posted on 19. Feb, 2015 in Education, Festivals

Thursday 19th, learners from Castlerea Adult Education & VTOS Centre in Co. Roscommon, helped launch the national programme of events for the 9th AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival. This year’s Festival takes place nationwide from 23rd – 28th February, with over two hundred free events listed on The launch event saw local artist, Steve McCahill, […]

Black Santa Collection

Posted on 25. Dec, 2014 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Festivals, Fundraising

This year in the run up to Christmas, several different choirs all came to sing outside St. Ann’s church on Dublin’s Dawson St. during their annual Black Santa collection that this year was in aid of the homeless. They joined the vicar of St Ann’s, Canon David Gillespie and clerical colleagues from around the United […]

Youth 2000 Festival

Posted on 17. Jul, 2014 in Community, Faith Groups, Festivals, Uncategorized

The Youth 2000 Festival will take place this year in the Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday the 14th until Sunday the 17th of August. There will be free buses running from various locations around the country. The festival includes inspiring talks, music, prayer, concert, workshops, dramas, share groups, reconciliation and healing service and Mass. […]

Who Was St. Patrick?

Posted on 14. Mar, 2014 in Christian Values, St Patrick

St Patrick? When you think of St Patrick and St Patrick’s Day what comes to mind for you? Are you exercised by our politicians flying around the world to represent us and promote our country? Do you perhaps think of family members or friends who are away from home at this time, maybe very far […]

St. Patrick

Posted on 14. Mar, 2013 in Festivals, St Patrick

St Patrick is a much-celebrated figure in Ireland. In this piece from the archives, Eileen Good speaks with Edmond Grace SJ, author of “The Story of St. Patrick,” published by the Irish Messenger Publication. Edmond discusses the value that St. Patrick has today for people all over the world and begins by talking about how […]

Run4Unity 2012

Posted on 10. May, 2012 in Festivals

Parliament Buildings and the Stormont estate will host the Irish stage of the 3rd international Run4Unity on Saturday May 12th. “Run4Unity” is a youth relay race with a difference. The baton – a virtual one is passed around the world from one time zone to the next via an Internet link. Belfast will receive the […]

Knock Summer Youth Festival

Posted on 08. Jul, 2009 in Church Teachings, Festivals, Irish - knock, Lough Derg, Croagh Patrick, Young people

This year the Knock Summer Youth Festival runs from July 23rd-26th, it is open to all people between the ages of 18-35.  This is the eighth year the festival has been held and it promises to be a weekend like no other.  Over the four days there will be talks, workshops, music, drama, mime, prayer, […]

WYD Remembered

Posted on 03. Sep, 2008 in Festivals, Young people

This summer in Sydney was one of the most exciting world youth days so far, drawing more people than ever before. Miriam Gormally met Iva Beranek, a student in the Milltown institute in Dublin who was at this year’s event and asked her to tell all. 

Bealtaine Festival

Posted on 14. May, 2008 in Community, Festivals

May is a time for new growth and new beginnings. It’s also a time for Bealtaine one of the largest festivals in Ireland, Bealtaine is run by Age and Opportunity in order to celebrate creativity in older age. Events will be taking place all over the country and Miriam Gormally met Dominic Campbell (Artistic Director […]