Information leaflets and registration forms are now available for download from the website. You will need to install a free software program called Adobe Reader in order to read the documents.
A hard copy of these materials has been sent to the clerk of each preparative meeting. Additional hard copies can be requested from the office at Quaker House Dublin if they are needed.
The following documents can be downloaded:
- Ireland Yearly Meeting Preliminary Programme 2013
- Ireland Yearly Meeting Payment Form 2013
- Ireland Yearly Meeting Volunteer Form 2013
- Ireland Yearly Meeting Junior Booking Form 2013
- Ireland Youth Yearly Meeting Parental Consent Form 2013
- Several informational leaflets on Ireland Yearly Meeting, Youth Meeting etc.
On Christmas Day Dublin South FM presented an hour-long broadcast entitled Our friends in Dublin. Their presenter Mary Lavin had spotted the poster announcing the 150th anniversary of Churchtown Meeting and decided to investigate Dublin Quakersand their faith and practice. During the previous summer she had interviewed a number of Dublin Friends and this was the result. To hear the podcast click on
www.dublinsouthfm.ie and scroll down to Our Friends in Dublin.
The office will be closed from 24th December to 1st January except open 9.0 am to 1.0 pm on Friday 28th December. Open again on Wednesday 2nd January from 10.0 am to 6.0 pm and usual hours thereafter
The first of three Quaker Studies courses run by Woodbrooke will be held at Moyallion Centre from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd February 2013. The cost for the weekend will be in the region of 100 euro per peson. Details will follow. Two more courses will be held over a three-year period: one in Leinster and one in Munster.
A course, organised by David Kingston, will be held at Quaker House Dublin from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th January. The course will cover the main tasks of treasurers and the requirements of the new charity legislation (both North and South). Contact David for further information.
Ireland Yearly Meeting
News on Courses
Following the successful course for clerks at An Grianan Co Louth in February 2012, facilitated by Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, we have a number of Friends available to do training of clerks around the Yearly Meeting. We are proposing to run an initial course in each Quarterly Meeting area, open to all Friends, those who are clerks and assistant clerks and those interested in Quaker business methods.
Dates for the 3 proposed courses for 2012 are:
Leinster Clerks Course:
Quaker House Dublin 9-11 Nov– contact Catherine O’Dea
Ulster Clerks Course:
Moyallon Centre 23-25 Nov – contact Bronwen Haire
Munster Clerks Course:
Limerick Meeting House 10th Nov – contact Anne Goggin or Eoin Stephenson
Treasurers Training – contact David Kingston
Treasurers training. 11-13 Jan 2013 at Quaker House Dublin. The course will cover the main tasks of treasurers and the requirements of the new Charity Legislation (both North and South).
There will be modest charges for the above courses. Please ask your Meeting or Monthly Meeting to help with costs where needed. Limited bursaries available.
Woodbrooke on the Road – Quaker Studies coursesThe first of 3 Quaker Studies courses run by Woodbrooke ‘The Development of the Quaker Vision’ will be run at Moyallon Centre 1-3 February 2013. Details to be confirmed soon.Costs for this weekend are expected to be in the region of €100 Euros per person.
Further Quaker study themes will follow over a 3 year period, in Leinster and Munster areas. For contact details consult the book of names and addresses or email via the YM office. Information will be circulated to meeting nearer the time. Updates will be circulated to Meetings, displayed on the YM website www.quakers.ie and published in the Friendly Word. Please watch out for these.
The YM Training Group is co-ordinating these events and can be contacted via email@example.com. Or by phone on 01 4998003.
Dates for Quaker business meetings in 2013
Yearly Meeting 2013 will be held in Cork
from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th July
Ulster Quarterly Meeting:
Saturday 16th February at Frederick Street
Sunday 9th June at Richhill
Sunday 15th September at Bessbrook
Munster Quarterly Meeting:
Sunday 3rd March at Cork
Sunday 16th June Western Regional
Sunday 20th October at Waterford
Leinster Quarterly Meeting:
Saturday 29th June at Enniscorthy
Sunday 17th November
Dublin Monthly Meeting :
Always on Wednesdays
17th October at Monkstown
14th November at Churchtown
16th January 2013 at Eustace Street
13th February 2013 at Churchtown
at Quaker House Dublin