Cashel, Ferns, Ossory Mothers' Union

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Welcome to the newly launched Cashel, Ferns, Ossory Mothers' Union website. The website will carry news, articles and photographs of Mothers' Union events throughout the United Diocese.

The website will be regularly updated and if any Branch wishes to have an event, article or photograph published on the website please forward it to our Diocesan Secretary, Margaret Jacob. Email:

Please ensure that you have permission from any person who is going to be named in a photograph before sending it in to appear on the website. All photographs will remain copyright of the website

Click below on picture for link to petition on Pension Equality for women.

News Updates

The Rolling Spinner below can be used to advertise events and meetings in your Area or Branch.

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If you would like to advertise an event on the Spinner please contact The Diocesan Secretary, Margaret Jacob.
(Contact details are available on the home page)


Ferns Spring Area Meeting

Monday 23rd April @ 8p.m.
Killanne Hall
Guest Speaker: Revd. Trevor Sargent

Diocesan Mothers' Union Tour
Venue: Sligo
Date: 7th - 11th May
Contact: Phyllis Foot

Wednesday 15th May 2018
@ 7.30p.m.
Festival Service
Special Preacher: The Very Revd. Tom Gordon

Carlow/killeshin Branch 100th Anniversary
Service in St. Mary's Church, Carlow
Wednesday 10th October @ 12.00p.m.
Preacher: Bishop Michael Burrows

Women's Getaway Weekend
12th & 13th October
Cavan Crystal Hotel
Co. Cavan


Cashel, Ferns, Ossory

Diocesan Secretary: Margaret Jacob
Cashel, Ferns, Ossory Mothers' Union
Co. Wexford
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Lynne Tembey (Worldwide President) &
Revd. Margaret Sykes (Diocesan President)

A Letter from the Diocesan President
Revd, Margaret Sykes

Welcome to Cashel Ferns and Ossory Mothers’ Union Website.  As you navigate our Website you will find many areas of interest.  Events past, present and future, a gallery of photographs covering many of the celebrations marking 130 years of Mothers’ Union in Ireland and news from Branches and members.  Keep sending in your news and photographs.

2017 was a wonderful year of Celebration for Mothers’ Union in Ireland. We have so much to give thanks to God for as we travelled through this wonderful year. In this Diocese "130 years of Love and Service" has been celebrated in many ways, Prayer Walks, Afternoon Tea Parties, Festival Service, Tree Planting Ceremony, 130th Birthday Party and individual Branches hosting events in different parts of the United Diocese, the photographs which have been inserted in Comun tell the story of many of these special days.

Just some of the highlights – The M U Way -  All-Ireland President, Phyllis Grothier visited all twelve Dioceses during May.  Accompanied by Mrs. Lynne Tembey, World-wide President, she visited Cashel Ferns and Ossory for a Prayer Service in St. Laserian’s Cathedral followed by a Tree planting ceremony in the grounds of the Cathedral. CFO MU now own a spade!!!  The Festival Service in May on the Feast of the Visitation in St. Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny at which seven new members of the Trustee Board were commissioned by Bishop Michael.  The Big Sing in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, in September was a wonderful occasion and enjoyed by all who attended.

Autumn/Winter activities have begun in many Branches throughout the Diocese.  I wish you God’s blessing on all that you have planned for the coming months.  

Thirteen decades of M.U. outreach and witness has been celebrated, as we go forward we give thanks to God for all his blessings and as Mary Sumner herself prayed let us be those who hear God’s call to touch as many lives as possible through our words and actions not only in our Parishes but the wider community as well.

Every Blessing

Margaret Sykes
Diocesan President  

Mothers' Union Video

Click on the Mothers' Union emblem below to see the video highlighting the work of Mothers' Union which was filmed at the Triennial Conference in Termonfeckin in March 2017

The video features members of Mothers' Union from around Ireland telling all about the organisation and the many different projects supported by Mothers' Union both here at home and in Third World Countries.

One of the clips features our very own Joan Blake who can be seen knitting a matinee jacket and talking about the Mothers' Union Knitting Project

Members from Cashel, Ferns & Ossory at the Triennial Conference

Mothers' Union Diocesan Tour 2018

Date: Monday 7th to Friday 11th May
Venue: Sligo

See the April Magazine for details
Contact: Phyllis Foot or The Diocesan Secretary of Mothers' Union

All Aboard for a great Tour of Sligo

 Click on picture to access Poster for Getaway Weekend

   Click on picture to access Booking Form

Women's Getaway Weekend
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& Poster
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Republic of Ireland:
Mothers’ Union in Ireland is recognised as a Charity by the Revenue Commissioners, 5161.

Registered Charity Number - 20007331 (Charities Regulatory Authority).

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