December 2018

Seasonal Greetings

A blessed and peaceful Advent time to all our friends and volunteers from all here at the Margaret Aylward centre. May your Christmas time be filled with hope, healing, laughter and love.   We want to take this moment to thank you for all your support this past Autumn/Winter. We will have the Spring/Summer 2019 programme available in January, which we will advertise here, on our social media and in our monthly email newsletter (click here to sign up for newsletter).   God bless Noirin

Golden Wonders Group from Whitefriar Street.

What a pleasure to welcome Sr Hilda Murphy (Holy Faith sisters, Coombe) and her Golden Wonders Group from Whitefriar Street, for a Christmas afternoon tea in the Margaret Aylward centre. After a beautiful prayer, Sr Hilda had everyone singing carols, hymns, calypso’s and more! A wonderful celebration of life and of Christmas! We look forward to welcoming the group back in the summer time!  

We want to say thank you to all who have shared their gifts with us here in the Margaret Aylward Centre.  To speakers, volunteers, participants, staff and facilitators: Thank you.  To schools, businesses, parishes, holistic and faith groups and to community development gatherings: Thank you.  To caterers, cleaners, florists, maintenance and emergency support: Thank you.  May Advent be a blessed time for you all.

September 2018

Culture Night 2018 – Ancient Ground

Culture Night is celebrated every September, when free cultural events are held in towns and cities all over the country. Wherever and however you celebrated Culture Night 2018, we hope you had as nice a time as we had here in the Margaret Aylward Centre. We walked, talked, sang and celebrated thanks to the enthusiasm of botanists, the experience of historians and the joy of youthful singers! Maria Cullen and Howard Fox started the evening with the very popular Botanical Walk, providing our new brochure [...]

August 2018

New developments in the Margaret Aylward Centre

For the past three years Sr Brenda Quinn has been Director of our centre. Her warm, kind and creative leadership has seen it blossom. As Brenda steps into a new role on the Generalate (international leadership team); the Holy Faith Sisters have taken the generous step of opening up the post of Director to the wider community. We want to take this opportunity to thank Brenda for her dedication and wish her well in her new roles.    In May 2018, Noirin [...]

February 2018

Happy St Brigid’s Day!

Today, February 1 – marks the first day of spring,  also known as Lá Fhéile Bhríde, Saint Brigid’s Feast Day. The cold, dark winter days will give way to long, bright, warmer Spring days. St Brigid’s Day may brings back childhood memories of making the ‘Brigid Cross’ at school. This small cross is usually woven from rushes and has four arms tied at the ends and a woven square in the middle.        

December 2017

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October 2017

2017 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

“Wherever men and women are condemned to live in poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty.”   Father Joseph Wresinski– founder of the International Movement ATD Fourth World  Remembering people who struggle with the violence of poverty –  Tuesday, 17 February 2017 marked the 30th anniversary of the first Human Rights and Poverty stone having been laid in Paris. The Lord Mayor Mícheál MacDonnch addressed the gathering held at the Social Justice and Poverty [...]

January 2017

Holocaust Memorial Day

January 27 is Holocaust Memorial Day. Dr Melanie Brown joined us in the Margaret Aylward Centre for a memorial service on the eve of this special day. She brought us through a brief history of the Jewish Community in Ireland, highlighting the relative ease with which they became part of life here, particularly in Dublin. (more…)