December 2016

The Gift and Challenge of the Migrant and Refugee to the Soul of Ireland

The Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue is located on the lawn at the front of the Holy Faith Sister’s convent in Glasnevin, a beautiful setting surrounded by well-cared for gardens and mature trees. The focus on dialogue is of particular significance to the work of the centre. The cedar of Lebanon which stands in the space between the convent grounds and the Botanic Gardens is a symbol that resonates with Judaism, Christianity and Islam and reminds us of the [...]

November 2016

October 2016

Culture Night 2016 – A Very Special Evening.

Against a backdrop of a beautiful rainbow and the delightful music from St Mary’s Girls’ Choir, Glasnevin, Culture Night 2016 was a very special evening. Guided walks of the grounds, tours of Glasnevin house and lectures on Graves and Graveyards of Glasnevin and Drumcondra offered our visitors an experience of dipping into our rich local heritage.  

September 2016

St Teresa of Calcutta.

  As Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint, we join our hearts in joy with all those throughout the world who are grateful for the inspiration that this great woman is. “Mother Teresa, in all aspects of her life, was a generous dispenser of divine mercy, making herself available for everyone through her welcome and defense of human life, those unborn and those abandoned and discarded,” he said. She was an example to volunteers around the world, he said. “May she [...]

August 2016

July 2016

The Mad Hatters Summer Tea-Room!

  Forget the Galway Races, it was all happening in Sillogue Neighbourhood Centre & Marewood Court. Supported by Dublin City Council and Clúid Housing, Lynda and Val hosted The Mad Hatters Summer Tea-Room. Everybody got in the spirit of creating fabulous hats, delicious food and a cup of tea served with a sense of fun! Some came up with some mad ideas for their hats, the effort and creativity was super. Thanks to all the ladies from Brenda and Geraldine for the welcome received.