Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

Personal And Community Development

Adult Literacy

Under the VEC a Sister helps to open the wonderful world of reading and writing to those interested in learning literacy skills as adults. Another Sister helps in finding suitable homes mainly for elderly Irish emigrants in London.

Iontas Arts and Resource Centre, established by a Sister and built on a potato field purchased from the Convent offers the vision and the space for all kinds of personal, cultural, pastoral and community development. It is supported on an on-going basis by the Sisters of Mercy who often rent the premises for meetings and hospitality, while a number of Sisters lead or participate in programmes there. Iontas houses the following services:

Failte Ui Cheallaigh.  One of their first properties

Trust for the Homeless, Needy and Unemployed established in 1987 provides accommodation for up to 43 people in 22 units across the town. It offers a dedicated outreach to the needy of the area including Meals on Wheels.

Blayney Blades Company Ltd, a Women’s Group founded in 1995, is committed to promoting and supporting the holistic development of women and their families so that they may develop their own potential and play an active role in their communities.

Castleblayney Community Child Care offers crèche, pre-school and out-of-school services to about 120 families.

Saturday School for International Children provides Language Education for children from other countries and is sponsored by the Mercy Projects’ Fund.

Community Gardens and Allotments Project


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