March 2016

Welcome back to the Don Bosco Care Staff.

  We were delighted to welcome back to the centre the Don Bosco Care Group who returned to host their Staff Day. Don Bosco Care provides Residential Care and Aftercare for 32 boys aged 10 – 21 years at 6 houses across north Dublin. These young people are referred for care because it is unsafe for them to live with their families. They also provide an Outreach aftercare service to 60 boys and girls who have moved or are moving from care to [...]

February 2016

Dublin’s Human Rights and Poverty Commemoration

    “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         On Friday, 19 February 2016 to mark the World Day for Social Justice an information plaque was unveiled at the Social Justice and Poverty Stone on Customs House Quay. The Lord Mayor Criona Ni Dhalaigh, the director of Social Justice Ireland, Sean Healy, the Deputy Ambassador of France, Philippe Fay and [...]

Carol Service 2015 – Winter Clothing Donation To Dublin Simon Community

      We would like to share the thanks extended from the Dublin Simon Community for the winter clothing donations received from the Carol Services attendees. “As valued members of our community, you ensure our light at Simon will continue to shine for people in their darkest hour. On behalf of our clients and residents who rely on our services, I would like to thank you most sincerely for your thoughtful donation of winter clothing for our services, collected during your carol [...]

CDETB Finglas group at the Margaret Aylward Centre.

In the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) we believe that education should be available and accessible to all of our population. Some images of the CDETB Finglas group at the Margaret Aylward Centre.  

January 2016


    This week in January has developed as an annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. It is bookended with World Day of Migrants and Refugees celebrated on January 17 and National Holocaust Memorial Day which will be celebrated on January 24.  These events remind us of the fractured nature of humanity.  We are reminded too of the hope and potential greatness of humanity. We believe that our world can be different. Here at the Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and [...]

December 2015

November 2015

Loss of Life in Paris: Solidarity and Prayer Litany

16 Nov 2015 Global We stand in solidarity with the people of Paris and of France. We recognise these acts of terrorism are also directed to all women and men of good will, people who wish to live in peace and allow their neighbours to live in peace. We, whose only weapons are our prayers, pray: For those who have died as victims of these acts terrorism, may they rest in peace, For those in the fire-arms trade, may God soften their hearts [...]

October 2015

Christ Church Cathedral Visit

  Sisters of Faith for Peace are women of all faiths and cultures who come together to work for the common purpose of peace, believing that we are all created by God and lasting peace can be achieved by women working  in cooperation with men, in mutual dignity and respect. Sr Brenda Quinn from the Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue recently met Doris Mc Cann, the Chairwoman of the group SFP, who subsequently invited her to attend a social gathering on October [...]