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Irish Association of Lourdes Hospitalités (IALH) AGM 2016

The Irish Association of Lourdes Hospitalités (IALH), the association of the lay leadership of Irish pilgrimages, will hold its AGM on Sunday, November 6 in Dublin. As well as its primary purpose of affording an opportunity for sharing the individual … Continue reading

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Reunion 2016 – Open Forum

At the conclusion of the reports from the Lourdes Councillors, the meeting was opened up to questions and comments.  The following is a summary. Half-days, changing dates, and availability of Titulaires in Piscines Commenting of the report from Deirdre (Councillor, … Continue reading

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Reunion 2016 – Deirdre O’Sullivan, Service St Jean Baptiste

Low number of Titulaires There has been a shortage of help at Easter, June and the second part of September.  Because of this, people are asked to reconsider their dates.  For example, in the beginning September, there were nearly ninety titulaires so people were … Continue reading

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Reunion 2016 – Gerard Bennett, Service St Joseph

Dress Code Gerard said that in 2016, there was a renewed emphasis on dress code, especially for those assigned to work at the Grotto or on Ceremonies (which includes processions).  This will continue in 2017. Trains As the overall number … Continue reading

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Reunion 2016 – Helen Foy, Service Notre Dame

Security Arrangements Helen Foy updated members on the security arrangements in the Domain and the town of Lourdes.  Following the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel on July 26, 2016 in his Normandy church in St Étienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen while celebrating morning … Continue reading

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Irish Hospitalité 2016 Reunion – Inchicore, Dublin – October 2

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. President’s Address Maire Ni Bhain, the President welcomed everybody present.  She commented on the many … Continue reading

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