Category Archives: News and Events

Understanding Limerick: Social inclusion and Change

Limerick Quakers invite you to attend a public meeting about inequality in Limerick and what can be done about it.  The meeting will be addressed by Dr. Niamh Hourigan, lecturer and Head of Graduate Studies in Sociology at University College Cork.

The meeting will be held at Limerick Quaker Meeting House on the 5th of October 2011 at 8pm.  Further details are contained in the Understanding Limerick brochure (PDF, 868kb).

Christmas Sale and Bazaar in Aid of IQFA Saturday 3rd December Rathfarnham

The Annual Quaker Christmas Bazaar 2011 in aid of Irish Quaker Faith in Action (IQFA) takes place between 12pm and 3pm this Saturday 3rd December in Rathfarnham Meeting House, Dublin.  Admission: Adults €2, Children 50c.


There will be a wide range of stalls featuring:

  • Antiques and Collectibles
  • Cakes and Savouries
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
  • Christmas Plants and Gifts
  • Children’s Toys
  • Books, CDs, DVDs and Records.


Magic Show for Chilren at 12.30, 1.30 and 2.30

  • Decorate Gingerbread People
  • Lucky Dip
  • Lucky Ducks
  • Crafts and Games

Charities Supported by IQFA

Some of the charities supported this year by IQFA include:

  • Relebohile Home and School for Street Children, South Africa
  • Cork Penny Dinners
  • Mututo School, Uganda
  • Food Relief, Zimbabwe


Book Now: Quaker Discussion Weekend, Waterford, October 2011

Live Adventurously, Let Your Life Speak

Friends and attenders are warmly invited to a Quaker Discussion Weekend on the theme “Live Adventurously, Let Your Life Speak” at Newtown School,  Waterford, on Friday 28th October 2011 to Sunday 30th October 2011.

Please complete the booking form if you want to attend.

We will explore how past Friends and others have embodied the idea of “living adventurously” in their own lives, what it means to “live adventurously” from a spiritual point of view in our modern age, and the meaning of the theme for our own lives and the lives of our Meetings.

Discussion Weekend Events

The weekend will include panel discussions, small group discussions, and worship-sharing. There will also be contemplative activities, such as a meditative walk and guided relaxation, and various social activities, such as a table quiz and an adventurous evening of entertainment.

The Weekend will start with an evening meal on Friday at 18.00 and end after Lunch on Sunday at about 14.30.

Arrangements to Attend

We expect the cost of the Weekend to be about €60 per person, including meals and accommodation. We encourage those who would like to come, but who might find it difficult to pay for the Weekend and/or travel costs, to be in touch with the Elders, Overseers or the Clerk of their local Meeting to explore possible sources of financial assistance.

A more detailed programme and application forms will be available closer to the event.

We hope that many of you will find this weekend of interest – if you’re not sure a Quaker Discussion Weekend is your thing, why not live adventurously and give it a try?


New in Members Section: 2011 IYM Minutes and IYMC’s Book of Committees

New in the Members section of the Website, the updated Ireland Yearly Meeting’s Committee Book of Committees for 2011 as well as minutes of Ireland Yearly Meeting 2011. (Requires login username and password).

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Eco Quakers – Autumn Outing to Sonairte

Eco Quakers Ireland invite you to join us for an autumn outing to Sonairte (the National Ecology Centre) at Laytown, County Meath on Sunday 25th September 2011.

Itinerary – Eco Quakers Autumn Outing to Sonairte

9.45 am : Private bus departs Churchtown Meeting House
10.45 am : Arrive at Sonairte, coffee and scones on arrival
11.15 – 11.45 : Meeting for Worship in quiet upstairs room
11.45 onwards : Choice of activities highlighting Apples

  • History of the Sonairte walled garden and its native Irish Apple varieties
  • Cooking with apples
  • Demonstration of apple tree pruning (bring your own secateurs)
  • Tour of the garden and information on organic gardening
  • Riverside woodland walk and ancient rath
  • Museum and shop
  • Light lunch (soup/salad) of organic produce

The bus will return at 4.00 pm (approx.) – arr. Churchtown by 5.00 pm

Booking Details

There will be a charge of €20 – €25 per head, to include all meals and activities at Sonairte. There will be no extra charge for bus transport.

Places on the bus must be reserved in advance.

Friends intending to join in this outing should contact Gillian Armstrong at :

Find out more about Eco Quakers.