Our Photograph Gallery
Please ensure that you have received permission from those featured in the photograph for any photograph being submitted for publication on the Mothers' Union website and that they are willing to be named.
Written permission should be received from the parents/guardians of minors, even if they only appear in the background of a photograph.
Congratulations to the winners of our
Family Time ~ Social distancing, Grandad and Grandson~ Carol Kinlan (Dublin & Glendalough)
Back to Nature ~ A Crane on the River ~ Jennifer McWhirter (Tuam, Killala & Achonry)
Two Swans & their Cygnets ~ Lorna Graham (Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh)
Going the Extra Mile ~ Ready for Work ~ Susan Smith (Armagh)
Something the made me Smile ~ Helping Out ~ Inga Hutchinson (Cashel, Ferns, Ossory)
My Abiding Memory ~ In need of a Barber ~ Yvonne Woods (Armagh)
Slideshows of Photographs
from The Photographic Competition
Please note that photographs of children have only been published where written permission has been received.
If you submitted a photograph featuring a child/children that reached the All-Ireland Final and wish to have it published please forward written permission to:
Mothers' Union during Covid-19
Although Branches and Dioceses could not meet up in person in the usual manner over the last number of months many have been busy and used inovative ways of meeting up, helping others and organising services and events.
The slideshow gives a flavour of what has been happening in Dioceses and at all time any organised events have been organised cognisant of all of the guidelines re social distancing, having sanitising stations etc.
Christmas Card Competition
Well done to all of our entrants
Enjoy the slideshow of all of the cards.
Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence
Even though we could not gather in person for services and events this year many Diocese and Branches supported the 16 Days in different ways.
Maundy Monday Recipients
We are delighted that so many Mothbers' Union members were honoured by receiving "Maundy Monday" this year.
Each recipient of Maundy money is given two small leather purses by The Queen, one red and one white.
The first contains a small amount of ordinary coinage which symbolises the Sovereign's gift for food and clothing. The second purse contains Maundy coins up to the value of the Sovereign's age. The coins are legal tender but recipients normally prefer to retain them as a keepsake.
Festival Services & Outings ~ 2021
Branches have been holding commissioning services via ZOOM, recording services or where permitted have been holding services and get-togethers with social distancing in place.
We all look forward to when we can all meet up again for services. Please forward photographs for inclusion on this slideshow to:
Marie Elizabeth Hayes
In the centre of Raheny Village, Dublin stands a tall Celtic stone cross with the inscription
"Heal the sick, say unto them the Kingdom of God is come unto you. Marie Elizabeth Hayes born 1874 Raheny, doctor and missionary."
Marie was the daughter of Annabella Hayes, who opened the first Branch of Mothers’ Union in Ireland in Raheny in 1887.
Marie worked as a doctor and missionary in India but she died after a patient with the pneumonic plague bit her on the finger.