Irish Chaplaincy in Britain

Congratulations to the Irish Chaplaincy in Britain on their new website.

In existence since 1957, the ICB has proven to be one of the most dynamic and innovative agencies working for Irish emigrants in the UK. They run events and publications, and their core activities focus on three key areas:

  • Irish Older Persons
  • Irish Travellers
  • Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas

The ICB OnlineThey were there for the mass Irish emigration from the 40s and 50s, again in the 80s, and now they’re seeing the early signs of another wave, albeit difficult to predict how far this one will go.

As with any good cause they can always do with a helping hand. They already have a lively and effective team of volunteers, and if you’re reliable and have time to spare they’d welcome hearing from you.

Also keep an eye out for ‘The History of the Irish Chaplaincy in Britain 1957 – 2009’, a new book by Dr Patricia Kennedy, commissioned by the Bishops Conference of Ireland and due to be published in 2010.

From a personal view i think organisations like this are great. They very often go unnoticed helping the ‘invisible’ in society, yet what they do is so important. A true credit to that Irish humanitarian spirit.

Oh, and you can also keep up date with their latest news on Twitter.

In the ICBs own words ‘the Irish Chaplaincy is determined to continue travelling in hope with our Irish emigrants‘.


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