UK Pilgrimage – Walsingham

May 24, 2010

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TV & Video

April 29, 2010

Nine News: Teresa Mannion, Regional Reporter, says that the Primate of All Ireland said grandparents play a crucial role in keeping families together (link at the bottom of the page) [YoutubeFancyZoom=Fm6ss1PBC1Q] [YoutubeFancyZoom=oB9HyuaadZs]

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Grandparents Day in Schools

April 24, 2010

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People of the Year award for founder

November 12, 2009

A Co. Mayo grandmother, the driving force behind the world’s first national Catholic Grandparents Association, has been honoured in a prestigious People of the Year awards scheme. And now Catherine Wiley hopes the Rehab Mayo People of the Year accolade will help the Association “reach into every parish in Ireland, so that we can support…

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Tuam grandparents make history with first branch of new grandparents organisation

November 4, 2009

Grandparents in Tuam have created history by establishing the first-ever Galway branch of the newly-formed Catholic Grandparents Association. This follows an historic meeting in Westport last month which led to the formation of the first-ever branch of the Association anywhere in Ireland. The Association, which has grown out of the popular National Grandparents Pilgrimages in…

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History made as Westport forms first-ever parish branch of new grandparents organisation

October 16, 2009

History was made last night (THURSDAY) when Westport, Co. Mayo, set up the first-ever parish branch of the newly-formed Catholic Grandparents Association. The Association, which has grown out of the popular National Grandparents Pilgrimages over the last three years, is now beginning the task of building branches around the country, and Westport was last night…

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10,000 Irish grandparents inspire worldwide movement

December 4, 2008

Over 10,000 Irish grandparents, who attended the National Grandparents’ Pilgrimage in Knock in September, have kick-started a worldwide movement of grandparents – and, next month, over 1m Catholics will hear from a Co. Mayo grandmother about how it all came to pass. Following the phenomenal success of Pilgrimage, the Vatican has now announced plans to…

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Irish pilgrimage inspires Pope to write new world prayer

September 10, 2008

Over 4,000 Irish grandparents, who attended the first-ever National Grandparents’ Pilgrimage in Knock Shrine last year, have inspired Pope Benedict XV1 to write a new prayer in honour of grandparents all over the world – and it will be given its first recital ever in Knock next Sunday. Following the success of the pilgrimage last…

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Hunt is on for 10,000 prayers

June 24, 2008

Grandparents all over Ireland have been asked to put pen to paper and compile a whopping 5,000 prayers in honour of their grandchildren. An appeal has been sent out to children to writer a prayer in honour of their grandcildren as part of a unique event for grandparents, and the organisers hope to reach a…

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Grandparents day in Mayo school

May 9, 2008

Primary school children all over Co. Mayo are set to receive special visitors to their schools – their own grandparents. A grandmother is spearheading a campaign to establish Grandparents’ Day in the county’s primary schools, and already it has been backed by former Rose of Tralee Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain. Under the novel scheme, grandparents will…

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