The position of VP in Leighlin Area is currently Vacant.
The highlight of the year in Leighlin Area was the formation of a new Branch in Old Leighlin. Linda Ward, VP Ossory, Lilia Harper and Linda Condell represent the Diocese at a service on Sunday 30th April 2017 at which 15 new members were enrolled, three of whom were men. It is really wonderful and exciting to see a new Branch being opened in the Diocese.
We had a very special day in Old Leighlin when Phyllis Grothier and Lynne Tembey visited Old Leighlin for a Prayer Service and Tree Planting Ceremony on Thursday 11th May as part of the MU Way. Over a hundred members from the Diocese and beyond attended this special occasion. Our thanks to the newly formed branch in Old Leighlin for hosting the refreshments after the tree planting.
St. Lazerian's Cathedral
Whats' on in Leighlin Area
Saturday 25th November ~ Vigil
St. Laserian's Cathedral~ Old Leiglin:
Saturday 25th November from 2.30pm until 3.30pm
Leighlin Banches News
Abbeyleix: Founded 1909
Phyllis Foot from Abbeyleix Branch organises the Diocesan Tour every year. This tour is greatly enjoyed by all who go on it. The 2017 tour took place from Monday 1st May until Friday 5th May and their base for the duration of the tour was The Carrickdale Hotel, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Phyllis organised a fun filled week of outings, fellowship and actitivies for the week.
Phyllis has also taken over as MU Enterprise Rep. for the Diocese and brings her stall with a variety of cards, literature, books and gift items to events throughout the Diocese such as Synod, Autumn & Spring Council and Area Meetings
Abbeyleix Branch held their opening service for 2017/2018 in St. Michael and All Angels' Church, Abbeyleix on Wednesday 13th September. Following the service hydrangeas were planted in the adjoining graveyard to celebrate 130 years of Mothers' Union in Ireland.
Ballyfin: Founded 1905
Bagnelstown: Founded 1903
Carlow/Killeshin: Founded 1918
Like many other Branches of Mothers' Union Carlow/Killeshin Branch is a great supporter of the Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal. At their meeting of November 9th 2016 they handed over 99 boxes to Wendy Jacob, a local co-ordinator.
Kiltegan/Hacketstown: Founded 1906
In a year when we celebarated 130 years of "Love & Service" in Mothers' Union it was very fitting that two members from Kiltegan/Hacketstown Branch clocked up 130 years of membership in Mothers' Union between them. Nora Handbidge and Ruth Hamilton were both recognised at the Opening Service of their Branch as they had each joined Mothers' Union 65 years ago. Well done, Ladies.
Old Leighlin: Founded 2017
Welcome to Old Leighlin, the latest Branch to be formed in the Diocese. We look forward to hearing lots of news from the Branch and wish them every blessing for the future.
Tullow/Fenagh Branch hosted the Spring Council Meeting in Fenagh on Tuesday 9th May 2017. The service was conducted by our chaplain, Canon Mark Hayden, and the Revd. Lester Scott, Rector of Fenagh. The meeting was also held in the church and the ladies of Tullow/Fenagh Branch served up a delicious meal with a wonderful array of desserts in the adjoining hall after the business of the day.