June 2015

FARFAR Invitation

On Tuesday, May 26, some of our staff and friends visited the FARFAR group in Rialto.  They came to our centre last November.  FARFAR Visit Every Tuesday this group of Muslim women gather with Gemma Mc Kenna, formerly of Partners in Faith, in her flat in the newly refurbished Fatima Mansions. There they learn English and support each other in the process of adjusting to a new country and culture. We had a delightful time together as the women shared [...]

March 2015

St. Mary’s Glasnevin field trip -Architects in Schools Initiative

On March 5 2015  TY students from St Mary’s Secondary School Glasnevin, along with Architect Evelyn D’Arcy and Art Teacher Cathy Kavanagh took a study tour of the Margaret Alward Centre in the school campus grounds. Designed by Móla architecture, the exquiste design, amazing views and combination of natural and ultra-modern materials inspired all. Back in the classroom, the students started hatching their own design ideas…see www.mydesignjournal.ie for more info and blog posts from the IAF’s schools programme. See gallery [...]

December 2014

The Christmas Eve Truce 1914

A talk on the Christmas Eve Truce 1914 took place at Margaret Aylward centre for Faith and Dialogue on Monday 15th December 2014. The talk was given by Don Mullan, a long term campaigner for justice, non-violence and reconciliation. Originally from Derry, Don was a child witness to the awful events of Bloody Sunday 1972, in which 13 unarmed people lost their lives while participating in a civil rights demonstration in Derry. Inspired to confront injustice, Don as a [...]

Remembrance Service

On Saturday, 22 November 2014 twenty one members of the St. Brigid’s GNS Finglas West choir of 1977 gathered together to remember a young friend, Suzanne Donnelly whom they lost tragically 37 years ago. Earlier this year the group reunited to discover that throughout the 37 years none of them had ever forgotten their dear friend Suzanne, and so they decided that they would like to have a special day to remember and to celebrate Suzanne’s short but special [...]

November 2014