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Eco-Congregation Candle visits Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick

As part of its tour of the country the Eco-Congregation Ireland Climate Justice Candle paid a visit to Limerick at the end of May and was present in Saint Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday 3rd June. The visit of the candle also coincided with a special service in the Cathedral which saw the launch of a […]

May/June 2018 edition of the Eco-Congregation Ireland newsletter available!

Welcome to the May/June 2018 edition of the Eco-Congregation Ireland newsletter! Read the newsletter in full here. Thank you to everyone who contributed items for this edition! If you have any information or stories from your congregation, parish, meeting or Eco-Congregation we would love to hear from you!  Please forward your news to us at […]

Update from Tuam Parish

Anne F Quinn shared this update with ECI: Tuam Parish Eco-Congregation was delighted to support Tuam Tidy Towns annual event which showcases their projects and plans for the year.  These include projects in the areas of Heritage, History and Environment. This year's environment area focused on the Nanny river which flows through the town. Local […]

St Paul’s, Glenageary, Co Dublin Marks 150th Anniversary with Eco Initiatives

Sheila Wayman from St Paul’s, Glenageary, Co Dublin shared this update with ECI: Parishioners young and old went home with three sunflower seeds each to plant after an eco-service at St Paul’s, Glenageary, Co Dublin, on Rogation Sunday, May 6th. The Rector, the Rev Gary Dowd, promised prizes to those who can grow the tallest […]

Recyling Workshop in the Church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar

Miriam Mooney from The Church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar shared the following report with ECI: The Church of the Three Patrons Rathgar celebrated Earth Day on Sunday 22nd April by including special prayers and hymns in the Sunday liturgy. The Parish Laudato Si group organized a recycling workshop on the following evening 23rd April. […]

Salesian Cosmology Group Morning Conference – Plastic Pollution in our Oceans

Teresa Devine from the Selesian Cosmology Group sent ECI a report of this event: The Selesian Cosmology Group organised a morning conference on April 14th on Plastic Pollution in our Oceans and the presenter was a marine scientist from the Marine Institute in Galway, Dr. Paul Connolly.  This spring event was well attended and most […]

Sisters of Mercy Environment Week in Árd Bhride Community, Co Mayo

Immaculata Brady, Maura Gallagher and Margaret Tiernan provided ECI with a report of their event.  Learn more about the Árd Bhride Community, Co Mayo here. “We believe in the goodness of creation And we celebrate the harmony of life For the song of the earth was written by our God And joined as one we […]

News from St Anne’s and Shankill Action for a Green Earth

Update supplied by Kathie Davey: On 22nd April, to celebrate Earth Day, the parish inaugurated a new flower bed outside the parish centre facing the busy main road (the N11). During the Children's Mass at 10.30 a bowl of wildflower seeds was presented and later blessed.  Members of the congregation were invited to gather at […]

Killiskey Parish Eco Tips!

Anne Newton, parishioner of Nun's Cross Church, Killiskey Parish, Ashford, Co Wicklow shares eco tips, published in their monthly church announcements sheet.  This month Anne encourages us to garden without chemicals and with kindness: Anne writes: ‘Following the exceptionally cold, wet spring, many people are frantically trying to catch up in their gardens by tidying, […]

Update from Loving Sister Earth

Brian Grogan SJ shares this update with Eco-Congregation Ireland: National Holy Wells Day The second celebration of National Holy Wells Day takes place on June 17. There is a growing interest in the event, and several wells around the country have been restored. People are invited to visit a Holy Well, or to celebrate clean […]