Eco-Examples

Holy Trinity Church of Ireland and St Mary’s Catholic Church, Westport

A report on this wonderful event from Caroline Goucher: The congregations of Holy Trinity Church of Ireland and St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Westport Eco-Congregation were delighted to receive their Eco-Congregation Ireland Award on Sunday April 22nd, also International Earth Day. Over the last two years the strong committee with the assistance of the schools […]

Drumalis Retreat and Conference Centre, Larne, Co Antrim

A report on this wonderful event from Sr Margaret Rose: At a moving and inspiring celebration on Sunday 25th February 2018, Drumalis Retreat and Conference Centre was awarded an Eco-Congregation Ireland Award. Presenting the plaque, crafted from disused church pews, Catherine Brennan SSL said that Drumalis was “a beacon of Light” showing prophetic leadership in […]

St James Church of Ireland & St Anne’s Catholic Parishes, Shankill

Justin Kilcullen provided ECI with the following report on the award ceremonies: On 19 November 2017 Sr Catherine Brennan, representing Eco-Congregation Ireland, presented to St James Church of Ireland Crinken and St Anne's RC parishes in Shankill, County Dublin their plaques, having successfully been awarded Eco Parish status following their assessment in late October. This […]

An Tairseach Dominican Farm and Ecology Centre, Wicklow

Sr. Marian O’Sullivan OP provided Eco-Congregation Ireland with this report.  Photo by Michael Kelly of the Wicklow Times > On Saturday, 23 September, An Tairseach was honoured by a visit from Sr Catherine Brennan, who presented us with a gold award on behalf of Eco-Congregation Ireland. The award ceremony was held in the context of […]

Sisters of Mercy, Western Province

Walking Gently on Earth, a book produced by the Mercy Sisters, Western Province was launched on Saturday, November 26, in Knock House Hotel, Co Mayo to a packed assembly.  Éanna Ní Lamhna, environmental consultant and broadcaster did the honours on this occasion. The book tells of the Sisters’ efforts and commitment to live more sustainably […]

Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Balally

On December 4th 2016, the parishioners of the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Balally, situated in the foothills of the Dublin mountains, welcomed Sr. Catherine Brennan, Representative of Eco-Congregation Ireland, to their Sunday Eucharist. The occasion was the presentation to the parish of the ECI Eco Award in recognition of the parish’s long […]

Ballineaspaig Parish, Cork

The Faith in Action Group of Ballinaspeaig Parish in Dennehy’s Cross, Cork, decided to become involved with Eco-Congregation Ireland following a discussion forum they held on Fr Seán McDonagh’s book, To Care for the Earth, in 2006. Since then they have initiated a number of projects aimed at promoting environmental awareness and appreciation of the […]

Cabra West Parish

The Church of the Most Precious Blood, Cabra West, Dublin, has done a great job of incorporating Creation Care into the life of the parish since the arrival of the Religious Sisters of Charity in 2008. One of the aims of the congregation in coming to Cabra West was to promote ecology and ‘Care for […]

South Belfast Quaker Meeting

South Belfast Quaker Meeting strives to promote an environmental ethos in many areas of the life of the community. The meeting received a well-deserved Eco-Congregation Ireland award in recognition of its eco endeavours on 7th December 2014. Often during worship, which in the Quaker tradition is based on silence and stillness with the opportunity for […]

Carrigaline Union, Co Cork

The Carrigaline Union of Parishes in the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross (Church of Ireland) has been undertaking eco initiatives for several years and well deserves the Eco-Congregation award it received from us in November 2014! Many thanks to their rector, Rev Elaine Murray, for telling us about all the eco steps they have […]