Rathfarnham Friends celebrate 60th anniversary!

Maureen McCaw cutting the cakeRathfarnham Meeting celebrated its 60th anniversary with a special birthday cake after meeting for worship on 25th September.

Maureen McCaw, who has attended Rathfarnham Meeting since its early days, did the honours of cutting the special cake while the children of the meeting looked on. The cake was made by Noel Jenkins.

vincent-daniau-left-and-alan-harrison-look-at-photos-of-rathfarnham-meeting-taken-in-the-past-60-yearsMembers and attenders enjoyed looking at old photos taken over the years at the meeting house, which sparked many memories.

The meeting house and social centre, which was designed by Quaker architect David Haughton and has recently been listed as a protected structure, was built on land  given by Lamb Brothers – the Quaker firm of jam manufacturers.

Maureen reminisced about “the sociable fun (and intense competition!) of tennis and badminton” over the years and gave thanks for “the vibrancy of the children, the future of the Meeting.”

She said: “Rathfarnham welcomes a number of Attenders who are attracted by the Quaker attitude to the life and spirit of Christ, the peaceful green setting and the Friendly sense of community.”


You can find out more about Rathfarnham Meeting here.

To see more photos of the 60th anniversary celebrations, click here.