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Diocesan In-service for Secondary School R.E Teachers

An excellent day of input and resources shared by Lizzie Harrison (Retreat coordinator -Esker) to all our wonderful teachers at the Diocesan R.E conference in Knock on Wed 22nd Sept. A huge thank you to all our incredibly gifted teachers throughout the diocese for all their hard work and commitment in our classrooms. Huge congratulations...

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Rome Pilgrimage 2015 – Tuam Youth Group

Easter week 2015 – saw me spending the week on pilgrimage in Rome with Fr. Shane and the St. Al’s youth group from Tuam. It was a week I will never forget for the all the right reasons, not just because of the remarkable places we visited, the 131,000 steps we walked, the 22 Churches...

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Rise of the Roses Tour 2015

Rise of the Roses – Rediscovering the beauty of a life promised to God   Earlier this year Pope Francis asked Religious Congregations to ‘wake up the world’ as he marked a special year (Nov 2014- Nov 2015) as the ‘Year for Consecrated Life’.   One Irish initiative known as Rise of the Roses was created...

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Lourdes is a Life Changer

Towards the end of June this year, I was very privileged to join Fr. Mike Murphy and a fine group of young men representing St. Colman’s College, Claremorris for a pilgrimage of a very different kind as we headed out to Lourdes in association with the Wexford/Waterford branch of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust. For anyone...

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Camino De Santiago – June 2015

In the words of Fr. Tom Cox, the spiritual director on our pilgrimage of the Camino – “humble yourself before the Camino or the Camino will humble you” – the 120km walk in the footsteps of St. James was certainly a journey that not only leaves one’s feet tender, but also one’s heart. We set...

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Launch of the 10th Edition of New Dawn

This powerful speech was delivered by two fantastic young ladies, Caoilfhinn MacLeod and Ellen Power at the launch of the 10th edition of the New Dawn Magazine in Louisburg on the 19th February 2015.

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Stage Two of the Annual Tochar Walk – March 21st

Stage two of Tóchar Padraig went off without a backward glance on Sat 21st March 2015. For a change the weather conditions were perfect as we made our way along the eleven mile sacred path towards Croagh Patrick. The young Pilgrims were made very aware of how steeped in the religious history of our ancestors...

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Tochar Stage 2

Stage two of Tóchar Padraig went off without a backward glance on Sat 9th March.  For a change the weather conditions were perfect as we made our way towards Croagh Patrick.  We journeyed as pilgrims carrying our own intentions with us and eventually handing them over to God.  Mass was celebrated at Boheh by Fr....

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Tochar Walk 2011

On Sunday March 6th almost 100 young people from around the Archdiocese joined the 2nd part of the DYC organised Tochar Walk from Aughagower to Murrisk. On a dry but cold day the group set out full of enthusiasm on the 12 mile trek over road, bog and field. Having stopped at Bohea Mass rock...

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Transition Year Projects 2011

On Friday April 8th, students from eight schools presented their Transition Year Projects ‘Parish Life – Living our Faith’ at a ceremony held in Knock. Each of the eight schools gave a two minute summary of their project and the day finished with a beautiful moment of prayer in the Apparition Chapel.In attendance was Archbishop...

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