I would like to again say a sincere thank you to everyone who helped me fundraise for my trip to Belarus. It was an amazing experience, one which I will never forget. It was a very busy week, we had long days and we were constantly on the move. We were split into groups each day and each group worked in a different part of the orphanage: the music therapy cabin, the gym or the therapy room. As it was Orthodox Christmas during our trip, we dressed up in Santa hats on Christmas Day to entertain the children. We also put on concerts for the residents in other institutions, which you can view clips from in the video below. My time in Belarus was extremely rewarding and one which I hope to repeat again in the future – Miriam O’Sullivan
Since 1962, groups of helpers and children with special needs have travelled from all over Ireland on Easter Sunday and participated in a unique week in Lourdes. Together with members of the HCPT-Pilgrimage Trust in the UK, over five thousand pilgrims enjoy this unique experience every year.
Three of our 5th Year students (Katie O’Callaghan, Denise Cronin and Deirdre Kelleher) will be travelling as continue reading…
Mary Buckley Laught, Ratchoole & John F. Kelleher Secretary Aubane Social Club presenting the proceeds of the Mushera Christmas Day Mountain Climb to Pat Behan of Suicide Aware. A healthy cheque of €2,500 was presented. Speeches were given by John F. Kelleher, Mary Buckley & Pat Behan. Below is the group photo of the presentation of the cheque :
In Brian Sullivan’s Mal Paso Pub in Millstreet a cheque presentation was made
To the Canon O Donovan Centre such kindness from the memory will not fade
From The Boeing New Year Swim close to four thousand euros this is not bad at all
In anyone’s language of money such an amount is not small
The organizers and sponsors and swimmers of the Boeing New Year Swim of themselves can feel proud
Of the praises of their achievements we ought to sing loud
To swim in the Blackwater in the depths of Winter seems quite daunting to me
That these are quite noble people would you not agree?
There will be a table quiz on Friday 1st March 2013 at 7.30pm in Millstreet Community School library. The aim of the quiz is to raise money for the IHCPT The Irish Pilgrimage Trust, and to help pay the travel and accommodation costs of three 5th year students from the community school who will be going on the week long pilgrimage to Lourdes as helpers during their Easter holidays. Their names are Katie O’Callaghan, Deirdre Kelleher and Denise Cronin.
It is sure to be an enjoyable night for a worthy cause. Entry will be €20/table of four and there will be spot prizes. Please contact John Magee (Chaplain) on 029 70087 for more details.
We thank Margaret Crean for alerting us to this important presentation. Here we share 131 images of the wonderful event at the Boeing by the River Blackwater on 6th January when the many participants inspired all present and continue reading…
Margaret Crean and Maureen O Sullivan like to thank everyone for the generous supply of food stuffs and clothing donated to the above Christmas appeal 2012. This year we had plenty of support, young and not so young, from north Cork to help sort out the collected items. Plus a group of volunteers, mainly students and some parents from Bishoptown Secondary school . Under the guidance of Maureen O Sullivan, everyone distributed the donated food/Items between approx 20 Christmas parcels for the homeless, 6 hampers for needy families and what was left over was taken to Edel house a shelter that is available for homeless women and children in Cork .
It was wonderful to see so many young people giving up their time at Christmas.
Regular volunteers delivered the food parcels to the homeless, later that night
Pictured are some of the 150+ who did the annual Mushera Christmas Day Climb today in aid of Suicide Aware. Early climbers were hit with fog and rain, but those that were a bit late were treated to a lovely day of sunshine on top. Well done to all involved, and if you didn’t meet Mary at the bottom, you can get your sponsorship card from her at 087-6800698, or from any of the Aubane Social Club members. continue reading…