Following an appeal by Fr. Tony O’Riordan, S.J., Parish Priest of Moyross for funds to enable Corpus Christi N.S. to employ an additional teacher in the Autumn of 2014, it was decided by the PPC that our parish should respond as one Christian community to another. The suggestion for this response had come from parishioners in Dalkey who heard the appeal. Moyross is one of the most deprived areas in the country and the school is a beacon of hope for the future of the children. It was agreed that the sum of €5,000 should be donated from parish funds and that a Church Gate Collection be organised to provide additional funds. These arrangements have continued each year and a warm friendship has developed between the parishes of Dalkey and Moyross. Support continues to be provided by personal donations as well as the parish contribution to the school and the young people of Moyross.
Recent Notices for This Group
After the Blessing of the Boats on Sunday 11th August, Naomh Begnet is resting now in Bulloch Harbour at the other end of the parish, after an arduous outing to Cork 2013 Ocean to City race where she won the Ocean to City race, rowed by Mark Reddan, and crew. She’s also been to Galway. Soon she will be handed over to the Dalkey Sea Scouts for the use of many young hands who want to go down to the sea .
Let’s remember those who took part in the building of this magnificent Currach, especially Liz Murray the lighter of the flame, St Patricks Rowing Club, Mark Redden, James Archbold and a host of others. For more images, go to Gallery at top of page, and select Begnet’s Boats.
The Naomh Begnet was named,
blessed by Fr Declan, launched from Coliemore, on June 1st as planned-
(including Parish sponsored seat!)
tracing the steps of St Begnet from Dalkey Village to the island.
This great community project was enjoyed by all .
Thanks to all who attended and may the journey go on.
Come along, you will enjoy.
I’d like to thank Assumption Parish for 500 euro pledged to the project, the parish name will be inscribed on an oar if we are successfull! Be inspired, throw a few bob our way, building community. My name is Liz Murray and I’m passionate about connecting people in creative ways. I hope to be the spark which lights this particular creative fire, along with your help.
Here’s a link to the project site: http://begnetsboats2013.yolasite.com/
I have commissioned Mark Redden, artist and boatbuilder to build 2 racing currachs in Dalkey during the month of May. A currach is much more than the sum of its parts. Each slender piece of wood can easily be snapped in two. A finished currach is a work of art, a light craft which can weather stormy seas. As a metaphor for community it is a tangible reality reminding us that together we can undertake journeys not possible as an individual. We can step outside the safe harbour of our own lives and head out into the creative unknown with its horizonless possibilities. (This image is strictly copyright Simon Dalton and may not be used without permission) For link to funding possibilities, click read more.