The 2016 reunion was held at the Retreat House of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Inchicore, Dublin on the afternoon of Sunday, October 2.
Maire Ni Bhain, the President welcomed everybody present. She commented on the many from the Hospitalité who go to Lourdes year after year and reminded us that they will never be forgotten by those they have helped. She referred to the recents deaths of two of our members who are remembered with great affection, viz., Dan Purcell and Lil Leavey. Both were former Council Members of IHOLL.
She also mentioned our former President and much loved friend, Rosita McHugh, whose first anniversary will occur on November 20.
Finally, she thanked Fr. Vincent Mulligan OMI and chaplain to the Hospitalité for saying the Mass and through him, thanked the Oblates generally for welcoming us to their house for our Mass.
Following Mass, reports were received from the Irish Councillors of Hospitalité Notre Dame de Lourdes, followed by questions and answers.
Finally, the O’Hara’s and Marian Simpson arranged tea, coffee, sandwiches, as well as cake and biscuits, for all who attended.