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Branches ~ Castlecomer, Kilkenny, Mountrath and Rathdowney

Castlecomer: Founded 1928

Outing 2023: The branch enjoyed a lovely Summer Outing, organised by Linda Ward, Jackie Neale and the MU Committee, to the Orchard in Celbridge for Coffee. They then  to visit Castletown House, enjoying the biodiversity travelled on garden, the cafĂ© and touring the beautiful house. Their final stop of the day was to Lawlor's Hotel in Naas, where, after some retail therapy, they finished their day with dinner

The Branch held their Opening Service on 12th September at 7.30p.m. in the Colliery Church. Revd. Edna Wakley celebrated at the Holy Communion Service and the special preacher was Revd. Pat Coleman

A large number from the Branch attended the "Big Hymn Sing" service in St. Canice's Cathedral Kilkenny

Castlecomer Branch recently held a "Vintage Tea Party". It was a wonderful evening of fun, fellowship and delicious food organised by Linda Ward and the Committee members of Castlecomer Branch

Kilkenny: Founded 1895

The Branch was to the fore in providing the hospitality after the "Big Hymn Sing" service in the Cathedral. This was the service to launch the initiative and members from all over Ireland were in attendanse.

Mountrath: Founded 1909

The Branch held their opening service on Monday 2nd October 2023 at 8p.m. in St. Peter's Church, Mountrath. The service of Holy Communion was followed by a meeting in the Parochial Hall.

The Branch had a wonderful meal in the Killeshin Hotel on 25th January. Members were joined by spouses and friends for  a very enjoyable evening.

Over 30 members of Mountrath, Rathdowney and Abbeyleix Branch met on Thursday 27th February. The Diocesan President, Lesley Bayley  was the guest speaker. Portlaoise Women's Refuge was delighted to receive donations of much needed toiletries and children's clothes from the Branch

Rathdowney: Founded 1950

Dates for your Diary

  • 23rd June ~ International Widow's Day ~ Service & Supper
  • 9th August ~ Mary Sumner Day ~ Diocesan "Big Hymn Service" for Mums in May
  • 26th October ~ Autumn Council ~ Dolmen Hotel Carlow @ 10.30 a.m.
  • 7th November @ 11.30 a.m. ~ Holy Communion Service in St. Mary's Church Carlow, ~ R93 YW77 ~ St. Mary's, Church, Carlow, Co. Carlow

Castletown House

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