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Westport Eco-Congregation hosts ‘How to Recycle at Home’ information evening

Caroline Goucher sent ECI this report: Westport Eco-Congregation were delighted to host an information evening to an enthusiastic audience on Domestic Recycling.  Thanks to the staff of Westport Townhall and to all those who attended and the speakers who were most informative on the night. Sharon Cameron, Environment Awareness Officer Mayo County Council gave us tips on how to […]

Rev Trevor Sargent’s Ecological Notes for April 2019 – Celebrate Earth Day in April – 50th Birthday

Where did the idea of Earth Day come from? Earth Day on April 22nd was first floated by an Irish-American peace activist, John McDonnell, who raised the idea at a UNESCO Conference on the Environment in San Francisco in 1969. It is fitting that the genesis of Earth Day began in the city named after […]

The Presentation Bog Lixnaw

Brian O'Toole, Director of the Presentation Interprovincial Justice Desk, sent ECI this report on the Presentation Bog Lixnaw: In 1875 the Presentation Sisters were invited to Lixnaw Parish, North Kerry to educate the children of tenant farmers. The Landlord offered 20 acres of a raised bog as an inducement explaining that it was the best […]

Clogher Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Group – Upcoming Events

Clogher JPIC Group has shared these upcoming events: 7 April 2019 at 1.30pm:  Clogher Earth Day – Gathering at the Holy Well in Belcoo 12 April 2019 from 9.00am - 4.00pm: Laudato Si Day in Dromantine, Newry Clogher Diocesan Workshop on Caring for Creation  - to be held in Monaghan (date to be confirmed) Day […]

The Universe is a Revelatory Experience – Drumalis, 24-29 June 2019

This retreat, with Anne Harnett CP, Margaret Rose McSparran CP and team, opens the doorway to our revelatory cosmic scriptures so that we may experience the deep time story of love’s emergence and unfolding.  The invitation is to awaken within us a new understanding of holiness in an emerging universe. Details: 24-29 June 2019 Drumalis […]

International Dark Sky Week, 31 March to 7 April 2019 – A full week of FREE events across Co Mayo!

With the biggest programme yet to celebrate International Dark Sky Week,  the Friends of Mayo Dark Skies Community Group has arranged a full week of free events for all the family to enjoy across the county. Events include evenings of poetry, stargazing, storytelling, astronomy, magic and community lighting, there is something for everyone.  The full […]

Tree Care and Renewal – Eco CFO Conference

Rev David White from the EcoCFO Committee sent ECI this report: Eco CFO, the Environment Committee of the Church of Ireland Diocese of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory, held a Conference ‘Tree Care and Renewal’ on Saturday 23 March in Kilkenny College. Donal Magner, Forestry Editor, The Irish Farmers’ Journal, encouraged us to think about what […]

Hope and Biscuits! Children’s Ministry in Carlow Union of Parishes

Rev David White, Rector, Carlow Union of Parishes sent ECI this report: The Junior All-Ireland Pollinator Plan has been the inspiration for so much good work here in the Parish.  Over the past two years or so the children have been working hard at creating habitats and raising awareness around our need to help pollinators.  […]

Lights out for our endangered planet at the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Balally!

What is happening to our common home? What kind of world do we want to leave to children who are now growing up? Millions of people all over the world will turn off lights/devices for one hour on March 30th to reflect on these questions and on our global responsibility for climate change which is […]

Our Parish, Our Common Home – Laudato Si’ Day 12 April 2019

Many things have to change course, but it is we human beings above all who need to change. We lack an awareness of our common origin, of our mutual belonging, and of a future to be shared with everyone. This basic awareness would enable the development of new conviction, attitudes and forms of life. A […]