Category Archives: Events

Ministry & Oversight Training 2015

Friday 27th February 2015 –  Sunday 1st March  2015 at An Grianan, Co Louth.

Woodbrooke in Ireland, Quaker Studies Course. Organised by Yearly Meeting Training Group

This weekend is suitable for anyone interested in the role of Elder of Overseer, together with those currently serving. We will look at the range of tasks, share good practice and explore ways of handling difficult issues as well as looking at practical ideas and useful resources.

Cost of course:  €100/£80 (Residential)

Places are limited. Please register your interest with the Office by Monday 22nd December 2014.

Email:       Phone:  014998003

Annual IQFA Christmas Bazaar 6th Dec 2014

The Christmas Bazaar will be held on 6th December 2014 at Rathfarnham Meeting House, Crannagh Road.

From 12.00 – 3pm

Homemade Cakes and Savouries, Antiques and Collectables, Books, Fruit and Vegetables, Children’s Toys.

There will be a Fun Zone for children of all ages with games, decorating gingerbread people, magic show and puppet show at 1.30pm.

Everyone welcome!

Quaker Exhibitions in Mountmellick

Memories of the Quakers are being revived in two important summer exhibitions.  Quakers played a vital part in the creation of Mountmellick as a prosperous midlands town.  Aspects of their work and faith are a major permanent feature in the Mountmellick Museum which is mounting a special exhibition of the Quaker Tapestry, an amazing work of art created towards the close of the 20th century.  At the same time Mountmellick Library is showing a collection of the superb photographs taken in the 19th-20th centuries by the Quaker Jane Shackleton – details on Facebook Mountmellick Heritage Society.  This exhibition will be open till the end of August.

Quaker Historical Lecture

J Glynn Douglas will speak on Thursday 13th June at 7.30 pm at Quaker House, Dublin.  His topic will be SENATOR JAMES G. DOUGLAS (1887-1954): Concerned Quaker in Public Life.  Glynn will talk about his Uncle Jim, a successful business man and member of one of the few Irish Quaker families in favour of Home Rule. Horrified at the execution of the 1916 leaders, he managed to embrace the Irish nationalist cause without losing his Quaker pacifism.  A founder member and active in the White Cross 1920-22 he came to the notice of Michael Collins who appointed him to the Committee drafting the first Constitution.  He was a member of Seanad Eireann 1922-36, 1938-43 and 1944-54.  Glynn will concentrate on how his uncle managed to preserve his Quaker principles in the turbulent times following the founding of the Irish State.

The lecture is open to all, admission is free.

Public Lecture at Ireland Yearly Meeting 26th July

Ireland Yearly Meeting 2013 will be held in Cork city from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th July.  Full details will be posted in the Members section of the website as soon as possible.  A regular feature of Yearly Meeting is a Public Lecture open to all.  The speaker this year will be Julia Ryberg from Sweden and her title is Reclaiming the Christian Message.  It will take place at 7.30 on Friday 26th July at St. John’s College, Sawmill Street.

Dublin Quaker Christmas celebrations

Churchtown Christmas Eve Meeting for Worship and Carols by Candlelight 7.0 pm.
Christmas Day Meeting for Worship and Carols, 8.0 am.

Monkstown will have a carol service after Meeting for Worship at 10.30 am on Sunday 23rd December and will hold Meeting for Worship for half an hour at 9.30 am on Christmas Day

Rathfarnham will hold Meeting for Worship at 10.0 am on Christmas Day, followed by Carols.

Quakers for Christmas

Tune in to Dublin South FM (93.9 FM) at 11.0 am on Christmas Day to hear about Quakers, their beliefs and activities from a selection of Dublin Friends. The programme was devised and produced by Sarah Lavin during the summer, in the aftermath of Churchtown Meeting’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

The Palestinian/Israeli situation: talk by Ian Bell

Seeking Peace in a Difficult Place –
A hard task to follow

 Saturday 20th October, 2012
At Churchtown Meeting House
10.30am- 1.00pm

 Last May, Ireland Yearly Meeting Peace Committee co-operated with Dublin Monthly Meeting Peace Committee and Churchtown Meeting to arrange a seminar at Churchtown Meeting House.  We discussed the situation in Palestine and Israel.

 The four speakers there gave quite differing views on the subject.  It was important that this breadth of thinking was equally shared and respected. These talks were followed by a general discussion, followed by lively discussions in groups.

 Friends there made it clear that they would like to see this followed up by other meetings. To help us to address an often contentious and emotive subject, we all felt that the input of qualified information and experience was vital.

 With this in mind, we are arranging a further meeting, again in Churchtown Meeting House, for 20th October, 2012.

 Ian Bell, a non-resident-in-Ireland Friend of Lisburn Meeting, with wide experience of the Palestininian/Israeli situation and other international problem areas, has been asked to speak to us.  Ian has spoken widely on the subject to many people in many places throughout the British Isles and beyond. 

 He was an ecumenical accompanier in EAPPI [The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel].

 As well as talking about his own experiences, he will put them in the context of what EAPPI seeks to achieve, why, the rationale of its methods and their effectiveness and its selection process. He has wide international experience in his career. Why did EAPPI seem a good project for him to become involved in?

 Yourquestions and your part in the open discussion are absolutely central to this event. So please put Saturday 20th October into your diary.

 The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) brings internationals to the West Bank to experience life under occupation. Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) provide protective presence to vulnerable communities, monitor and report human rights abuses and support Palestinians and Israelis working together for peace.

The World Council of Churches set up this programme in 2002 in response to requests from Palestinian Christians to people of goodwill around the world who wish to see the realities of occupation for themselves.

It is managed by the Religious Society of Friends from Friends House in London.

10.30-11.00am – coffee
11.00 a.m.Ian Bell
12.00open discussion and questions. Finishing at approximately 1.00 p.m.

Tea and Coffee will be provided.  Please bring your own lunch.