Linda has been to the fore in helping to organise The Baby Changing Facilities at The Ploughing Championships both when it was hosted in our United Diocese, with the help of Rosaleen Walsh, and helping out Meath & Kildare when they hosted it over the last couple of years.
The Baby Changing Facilities are greatly appreciated by families with babies and toddlers who attend the ploughing as it provides them with a clean, safe environment in which to feed and change their child/children.
Linda in her role as VP also organises the Area Meetings for Ossory Area and the Annual Vigil for The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. The 2016 Vigil was held in Kilkenny and the 2017 Vigil will take place in St. Laserian's Cathedral, Old Leighlin.
St. Lazerian's Cathedral
What's on in Ossory Area
Vigil ~ 25th November
St. Laserian's Cathedral~ Old Leiglin:
Saturday 25thNovember from 2.30pm until 3.30pm
Branch News from Ossory Area
Castlecomer: Founded 1928
Castlecomer Branch held a very well attended meeting in October (2017) when guest speaker, Valerie James, gave all gathered lots of advice and fashion tips. Iris Wilson, Marion Minion and Sandra Parr were the three models on the night and they wore outfits from The Edingurgh Mills at the Arboretum.
Kilkenny: Founded 1895
Kilkenny Branch hosted The Festival Service in St. Canice's Cathedral on Wednesday 31st May 2017. The special preacher at this service was our Bishop, Rt. Revd. M.A.J. Burrows, and 9 Trustees were commissioned at this service. The ladies from Kilkenny Branch hosted a lovely tea in the Cathedral after the service.
Kilkenny Branch also decorate a tree for the Christmas Tree Festival that is held in St. Canice's Cathedral every December. This year it is intended that Mothers' Union will decorate a tree to depict the 130th Anniversary of Mothers' Union in Ireland.