Surprised by Fire

Posted on 07. Dec, 2017 in Book Reviews, Charity, Christian Values, Gospel Values, Volunteering

Author of Suprised by Fire, Martina Lehane Sheenan spoke about where we get our happiness from. She pointed to studies that showed that most of our happiness comes, not from our external belongings, but from our own inner attitude. She spoke with Miriam Gormally about how happiness shouldn’t necessarily been seen as something outside of […]

Get Ireland Growing

Posted on 23. Apr, 2015 in Ecology, Nature, Volunteering

Spring is a time of growth and renewal. Michael Kelly is founder of Grow it yourself (GIY) Ireland. He talks about how when people grow their own food it gives them a renewed appreciation and deeper connection to their food and environment. Describing it as very therapeutic, spiritual and primordial, he says that growing your […]

Remembering Rwanda 20 Years On.

Posted on 11. Apr, 2014 in Faith and Justice, Poverty, Volunteering, War / Civil Unrest

Conor Deane went to speak with Eamonn Meehan CEO of Trócaire about Remembering Rwanda 20 Years On. The genocide against the Tutsi people in Rwanda in 1994 was one of the most horrific chapters of the 20th century. In just 100 days up to one million people were killed, mostly members of the minority Tutsi […]

Elma Walsh

Posted on 05. Dec, 2013 in Chronic illness, Death, Grief, Health, Prayer, Relationships, Suicide, Volunteering

Elma Walsh, mother of Donal Walsh who passed on long before his time, speaks bravely here with Fr Alan Neville MSC about Donal’s final message before his passing.  Donal Walsh, the Kerry teenager who touched so many lives when he came to prominence through his writings and subsequent appearance on Brendan O’Connor’s ‘The Saturday Night […]

Viatores Christi

Posted on 02. Sep, 2009 in Volunteering

A positive result of the current economic downturn is the number of people who are planning to do some volunteer work, either at home or abroad.  Eileen Good met Martina McTague, Administration and Office Manager with Viatores Chisti and asked her first why people should consider working with Viatores Christi.

Volunteering in Colombia

Posted on 28. May, 2008 in Charity, Humanitarian Aid, Poverty, Volunteering

This year for the second year in a row, Jeanann Cox is participating in a short term volunteering scheme and heading off to Bogotá, in Colombia.  She will spend July dividing her time working in an orphanage for both abled and disabled children and a school for street children.  The trip also involves teaching English […]

ACCORD Recruiting Volunteers

Posted on 02. Nov, 2005 in Marriage therapy, Volunteering, Weddings and Marriage

ACCORD is an Irish voluntary Catholic organisation that aims to promote a deeper understanding of Christian marriage and to offer people the means to safeguard and nourish their marriage and family relationships. Steven Cummins & John Farrelly from ACCORD talk about the qualities they look for in volunteers and working within the Catholic ethos. They […]