Reflections on Kajiado: Steve Brickenden

Where can I start! I never thought I would be writing this at 11582 metres above sea level, flying over Khartoum and landing in Paris in 5 hours and 34 minutes. This trip all started with a vision of Mission to help a small community in the Chyulu Hills, South...

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Reflections on Kajiado: Bishop Patrick

  Glimpsing the kingdom “You will hear but not understand, and see yet not perceive. For this people’s heart has grown complacent, their ears hard of hearing, and their eyes closed; they see nothing, hear nothing and understand nothing that might make them turn to me so that I might...

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Reflections on Kajiado: Jen, Stephen & Kizzy McWhirter

Reflections on  Kajiado: Jen, Stephen and Kizzy McWhirter This was the fourth visit to Kenya for Stephen and I, and Kizzy’s second time to be there. We feel very much when we go now that we are going to visit family and friends and the sights and sounds of life...

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Reflections on Kajiado: Ted Sherwood.

My first thoughts relate to the fact that a group of 8 can undertake a trip of this nature and never once did I hear a word spoken in anger or a disagreement concerning any of the tasks individuals involved. Secondly my stand out memory is of the colour, vibrancy,...

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Reflections on Kenya: Canon Doris Clements

Trip to Kenya Where does one begin to describe 2 weeks in this country of opposites, surprises, colours and smiling faces? The journey to Dublin airport was full of anticipation and excitement, as I sat beside 3-year-old Kizzy in the back seat of the McWhirter car. Not quite the same...

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Westport Wanderings

The Sheep and the Goats In Aughaval Group on the one hand we’ve got sheep. And on the other hand, we’ve got goats. The domesticated, butter-wouldn’t-melt goats provide some of our beautiful Carrowholly cheese. But the real goats live around Mulranny, now spelled Mallaranny, An Mhala Raithní. They’ve retaken the...

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Tuam Cathedral Remembrance Sunday Service

The Annual Service of Remembrance for those who gave their lives in clonfict in the cause of peace and justice was held in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam on Sunday 12th November. Members of the Irish United Nations Veterans Association were present and displayed the UN Peace Keepers Flag with the...

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TKA National Schools Service

TKA Annual National Schools Service took place in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam on Friday 10th November. Pupils and teachers from every school in the diocese were present and it was excellent to see the Cathedral nearly bursting at the seams with enthusiastic young folk. The Service of the Word was...

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Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D. Higgins Visits Errislannan

The trauma of vandalism done to a sacred space, which in the hearts of plain people is more than mere bricks and mortar, is a hard thing to bear. The parishioners, neighbours and friends of Holy Trinity Errislannan, so badly damaged in recent weeks, are still coming to terms with...

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