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Save the date: Ireland Yearly Meeting 2020

IYM2020 is planned for April 16th – 19th, 2020 in Stranmillis University College, Belfast.

This information is posted so that those interested may note the dates for their diary – please do not make inquiries to either Stranmillis or the Quaker Office at this time, as details are not yet in place.   Further information, booking forms etc will be available closer to the time.

Book Launch Clifden 21st Sep 2019


You are invited to the launch of Joan Johnson’s book
“Sophia Sturge and the Connemara Basket Industry in Letterfrack 1888 – 1905” published by Friends’ Historical Committee, Ireland
Saturday 21st September at 5pm in Station House Hotel, Clifden

Sophia was from a strong Quaker family in Birmingham. She came to Letterfrack to try to give instruction and employment to the local people, post Famine.

There will be another launch at the Connemara Green Festival in Letterfrack on  Friday 11th October at 6pm. Venue Connemara National Park.  Launched by Peter Sturge, MBE, a Sturge family descendant.


British Friends listen to Irish Friends

Britain Yearly Meeting’s Quaker Committee for Christian and Interfaith Relations met for the first time in Ireland in June.

The committee was hosted by Friends from Limerick Meeting and two of the main topics considered were sustainability and peace, including the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel.

Read this report published in ‘The Friend’, which outlines how British Friends listened to Irish Friends describe 20 years of change.