On March 17th 2015 we were delighted to see a new Saint Patrick Breakfast tradition begun at the Lucan Centre on Primrose Lane, Lucan. The Centre, a place set apart for retreat and reconciliation, has recently been refurbished and, under the leadership of Norman McCorkell and his team, is now a wonderful resource right in […]
Regina Sexton, food and culinary historian at University College, Cork, this week released research on a study into Ireland’s diet in the fifth century as it made the transition from a Pagan to a Christian society. She says record-keepers in ancient monasteries show that while obesity was not a problem in Patrick’s days, the fare […]
On Sat 21st February 2015 we were delighted to hold the first of our new Leading through Conflict Seminars at the Lucan Centre in Lucan. It was very encouraging to have a full house and to have such a stimulating opportunity to discuss and learn together in this vital area. Using discussion, role play and […]
Looking back I think my journey to reconciliation ministry really began in September 1989 in a corrugated tin classroom in downtown Kingston, Jamaica. I was on the island for a gap year in the midst of my theological training and based near the University of the West Indies campus at Mona to the east of […]
The Saint Patrick Foundation is a reconciliation charity founded upon the life and legacy of our Patron Saint. Our desire is to retell the inspirational story of St Patrick, reconnect March 17th to the ancient legacy that gave it birth, and recast Patrick’s vision for a world in which every life matters.
Through our Saint Patrick Breakfasts and the Spirit of St Patrick Award Scheme our desire is to bring people and communities together. Through our Conciliation Service our goal is to provide resources, training & facilitation in the area of conflict.
We hope you will enjoy visiting our new website.
Saint Patrick Breakfasts are an opportunity for people from all backgrounds, cultures and traditions to meet together on March 17th. Their goal is to create a relaxed and fun context in which those attending can build new friendships, enjoy the rich diversity of our modern Irish culture, and be inspired by the legacy of our Patron Saint.
There is something special about going for a walk together. The fresh air, pleasant surroundings, relaxed conversation, and gentle exercise somehow combine to make it one of our very favourite activities. Happily, it is also one of the very easiest steps we can take towards building a healthy and inclusive community.
The Spirit of St Patrick Award recognises and honours those who have offered significant service and contribution to the building of healthy, inclusive community in their local area.
Sponsored by the St Patrick Foundation, the Spirit of Saint Patrick Award, is awarded on the basis of community nominations and is presented both at Saint Patrick Breakfasts and at local St Patrick’s Day parades.
St Patrick Breakfast Address, Maynooth 2014 BY FERGUS RYAN. It’s the late 1970s and you’re in San Francisco on St Patrick’s Day, so it’s perhaps no surprise when you turn on your radio to hear the talk show host interviewing an Aer Lingus hostess, who is representing Ireland and telling the world its ancient story. […]
The Imperial War Museum (North) is about two miles outside Manchester City centre and just a stroll from Old Trafford. It is well worth a visit if you are ever over at United-land. The facility was designed by Daniel Libeskind, the Jewish American architect who designed the Jewish Museum in Berlin and, in 2003, won […]